NTSB Identification: CHI98LA359.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 21, 1998 in WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/1999
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N94286
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 was performing a touch and go. During the maneuver, he landed hard. During the takeoff, at approximately 40 to 45 knots, the airplane quickly swerved to the left. The student pilot said that he 'stepped on the right rudder and tried to control the airplane, but couldn't.' The airplane went through the grass, hit the nose and stopped. Examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.

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

the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the touch and go takeoff.

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