NTSB Identification: CHI91LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45024.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 19, 1991 in MARION, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5463L
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 COLLIDED WITH A DITCH WHILE THE PILOT WAS MAKING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE SWERVED LEFT, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK THE DITCH AFTER HE APPLIED POWER TO TAKEOFF FROM THE TOUCH AND GO.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN FROM A TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING.

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