Aircraft: Allegro. Injuries: None. Location: Adrian, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: While on approach for a touch-and-go landing, when the airplane was about 30 feet above the ground, the flight instructor directed the student pilot to go around.
The student added power, and the airplane began to roll and yaw to the left. The student incorrectly applied the left rudder, and the instructor announced that he would take control of the airplane.
The student relinquished the stick, but not the control of the rudders, and the airplane hit the ground before the instructor could regain control.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper flight control input during a go-around and his interference with the flight instructor’s attempted remedial actions.
NTSB Identification: CEN13LA094
This December 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.