NTSB Identification: NYC95LA089.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 18, 1995 in FARMINGDALE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N188AV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE STUDENT PILOT WAS MAKING HIS FIRST SUPERVISED SOLO. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE STUDENT APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER; HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST NOSE DOWN IN A DITCH. IN THE NTSB FORM 6120.1/2, THE STUDENT PILOT STATED, '... I SHOULD HAVE CUT POWER....' A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINIATRATION INSPECTOR FOUND NO DISCREPANCIES WITH THE AIRPLANE.

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, which resulted in the airplane veering off the left side of the runway. A factor was the pilot's failure to abort the takeoff.

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