NTSB Identification: MIA97LA165.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 14, 1997 in VERO BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N9504H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During landing rollout, the pilot was unable to control the aircraft using rudder and wheel brake controls. The aircraft went off the side of the runway and turned around toward the runway as it came to rest. After the aircraft stopped the pilot found a 1 quart can of engine oil lodged under the left rudder pedal.

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

failure of the pilot to ensure all articles in the aircraft were secured before flight, and subsequently, an oil can becoming lodged under the rudder pedals and preventing her from controlling the aircraft during landing.

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