NTSB Identification: CHI96LA104.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 10, 1996 in LAMBERTVILLE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N67475
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot stated the airplane began veering to the left during the takeoff ground run. He stated he applied the 'wrong rudder' (left) in an attempt to straighten the heading. The airplane departed the left side of the runway heading for trees. The pilot reduced the throttle and the airplane contacted the trees before coming to a stop.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control and his improper use of the rudder in an attempt to regain control.

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