NTSB Identification: FTW98LA271.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 16, 1998 in COLLINSVILLE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/1999
Aircraft: Cessna 150C, registration: N7914Z
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.
During the landing roll on a grass runway, the student pilot was distracted by an Air Force Boeing 707 flying overhead. When the pilot looked back to where he was going, he saw that the airplane was 'too close' to the airport property line. He applied the brakes and the 'aircraft started to move to the right.' He noticed that he was heading for a birdhouse and 'firewalled' the throttle and tried to turn the airplane; however, the airplane continued on a 'straight line going toward the birdhouse.' The airplane hit the birdhouse, went through a fence, and came to a stop in a residential swimming pool.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing roll. A factor was the pilot's diverted attention. Full narrative available
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