NTSB Identification: NYC92LA156.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 10, 1992 in PLAINVILLE, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/21/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N69230
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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DURING TAKEOFF, THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, ABOUT ONE-QUARTER OF THE DISTANCE DOWN THE RUNWAY, THE AIRPLANE 'PULLED VERY STRONGLY LEFT.' HE UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO REGAIN CONTROL. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT GROUND SWERVE. THE EMBANKMENT BESIDE THE RUNWAY WAS A RELATED FACTOR.

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