Stall during go-around: Cessna 152 and Cirrus SR22 crash

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Two aviation accidents share a common root cause: the aircraft experienced a bounce upon landing, prompting the pilot to initiate a go-around maneuver. However, in both cases, the aircraft subsequently stalled and crashed.

In the first incident, on August 1st 2023, a Cessna 152 was engaged in a training flight departing from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City, Canada. With only the pilot aboard, upon landing, the aircraft bounced on the runway surface. In an attempt to regain control, the pilot increased throttle, causing the aircraft to become airborne again..As it climbed, the left wing stalled, leading to a crash. The pilot sustained injuries.

The second incident involved a Cirrus SR22T conducting touch-and-go maneuvers at Duxford Airfield, England, with only the pilot aboard, on March 26th 2024. During one such maneuver, the aircraft bounced twice upon touchdown. The pilot initiated a go-around, but the left wing stalled, resulting in a fatal crash. Additionally, the CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) rocket was activated due to impact forces.

A stall occurs when the aircraft's angle of attack becomes excessively high, leading to an abrupt loss of lift and consequently, a rapid descent in altitude. If the aircraft is just a few meters above the ground when this occurs, a crash is almost inevitable. Stalls are more prone to happen at low speeds, particularly when the pilot pitches the aircraft upward in an endeavor to climb. This scenario precisely describes the circumstances of both these accidents.