NTSB Identification: FTW94LA062.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 02, 1994 in ESPANOLA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89036
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT, THE STUDENT PILOT MADE THREE GOOD LANDINGS. ON THE FOURTH LANDING, AS THE AIRPLANE STARTED ITS LANDING ROLL, IT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, DEPARTED THE RUNWAY ONTO ROUGH TERRAIN, AND CAME TO REST IN A DITCH. THE INSTRUCTOR APPLIED FULL LEFT RUDDER, BUT IT HAD NO EFFECT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WAS THE DUAL STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. A FACTOR WAS THE CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR'S INADEQUATE SUPERVISION.

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