NTSB Identification: CHI92LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47239.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 09, 1992 in WAUKEGAN, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N98673
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 ON A SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT, PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS WITH A SLIGHT (5 TO 7 KNOT) CROSSWIND. HE STATED AS HE FLARED HE 'LOST' THE WIND CORRECTION AND THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY ONTO THE GRASS. HE REPORTED HE INADVERTENTLY APPLIED BRAKE INSTEAD OF RUDDER DURING HIS ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED 26 HOURS TOTAL FLIGHT TIME, INCLUDING 2 HOURS AS PIC.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRPLANE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. RELATED FACTORS ARE THE STUDENT'S LACK OF TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE, AND IMPROPER AIRCRAFT CONTROL.

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