Aircraft: Mooney M20R. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Cypress, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing landings. He realized that he had touched down too far down the runway to be able to stop in the distance remaining, so he applied full power to go around.
The airplane lifted off but lacked sufficient altitude to avoid trees at the airport boundary. The airplane hit the trees and crashed in the backyard of a home near the airport, then caught fire.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s delayed decision to execute a go-around.
NTSB Identification: CEN11CA163