NTSB Identification: CHI95LA054.
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Accident occurred Friday, December 09, 1994 in MANKATO, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6445P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. HE STATED THAT AFTER TOUCHING DOWN ON THE RUNWAY, HE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED FULL POWER, RETRACTED THE FLAPS, AND PUSHED THE CARBURETOR HEAT INTO THE OFF POSITION. HE THEN GLANCED DOWN MOMENTARILY AT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL TO CHECK THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR. AS HE LOOKED UP, HE REALIZED THE AIRPLANE HAD VEERED TO THE LEFT. WHILE APPLYING RIGHT RUDDER IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL ANOMALIES WERE REPORTED BY THE PILOT.

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

the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll. A factor in the accident was the pilot's lack of total experience.

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