NTSB Identification: FTW96LA246.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 12, 1996 in FARMINGTON, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N3535E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During a touch-and-go landing on a student solo training flight, the aircraft departed the side of the runway. Subsequently, it went across a grass area, a taxiway, and onto an adjacent ramp, where it collided with a parked aircraft (Cessna 402, N26156). The student pilot had a total flight time of 31 hours, which included 12.3 hours in the same make and model and 2.6 hours of solo flight time.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain directional control during a touch-and-go landing, which resulted in a ground swerve and subsequent collision with a parked airplane.

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