NTSB Identification: SEA96LA210.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 04, 1996 in NAMPA, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 120, registration: N2595N
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, the sole occupant, was practicing landings in a tail-wheel equipped airplane. During one of the landings, the airplane veered off the left side of the runway into rough terrain and was substantially damaged. No preimpact mechanical malfunction was reported by the pilot, nor was any found during the investigation. The student pilot had accumulated a total of 48 hours of flying time in the Cessna 120. Calm wind conditions were reported at the time of the accident.

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

the solo student pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground loop/swerve.

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