NTSB Identification: FTW98LA387.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, September 08, 1998 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N40SR
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 pilot was making touch and go landings on runway 17R (10,001 ft. x 100 ft., asphalt) in calm wind conditions. After the airplane touched down, he applied brakes and the airplane veered to the right side of the runway, 'either because of uneven brake application, or wind gust, or combination [of the two].' As the airplane departed the right side of the runway, the pilot applied power in an attempt to regain control. The airplane struck a runway light, severing the nose landing gear, then went down an embankment and came to a halt on uneven terrain.

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. Factors were the runway light and the terrain conditions.

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