NTSB Identification: CHI92LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46405.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 26, 1992 in LANSING, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5842G
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 ACCIDENT AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED DOWN IN SOFT TERRAIN DURING A TAKEOFF GROUND RUN. THE AIRPLANE WAS BEING OPERATED AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT AND THE STUDENT WAS PERFORMING A FIRST SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. THE PILOT STATED: 'ON TAKE OFF WINDOW POPPED OPEN ON PASSENGER SIDE. AS I TRIED TO SHUT IT I WENT OFF THE RUNWAY.'
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING A TAKEOFF GROUND RUN. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCIDENT ARE THE PILOT'S DIVERTED ATTENTION, HIS LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE, AND THE SOFT TERRAIN.
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