NTSB Identification: LAX97LA199.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 07, 1997 in EL MONTE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/31/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N6469D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The student pilot reported that he had been practicing full stop landings after his previous three approaches. Following a 'cleared for the option' clearance, he elected to perform a touch-and-go landing. The student stated that it had taken a little longer for the airplane to touch down and begin the landing roll on the ground. He then applied full power and raised the flaps. The student stated that he thought the tower controller told him to get off the active runway immediately. He believed he had enough runway to stop, so he reduced power and attempted to stop the aircraft, but was unable before colliding with the perimeter fence. According to a recording of the communications, the controller advised the student to make a left turn off the runway when able, because there was an aircraft on short final.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the student pilot's misunderstanding of the controller's clearance during an aborted touch-and-go landing. Full narrative available
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