NTSB Identification: MIA99LA216.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 08, 1999 in SAVANNAH, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N9514Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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On his second touch and go landing, the student pilot landed left of runway centerline and despite efforts to steer toward the centerline while on the 'go', the airplane continued a left veer until departure from the runway, collision with a runway edge sign, and collision with an intersecting runway. Inspection by FAA personnel revealed no precrash mechanical failure or malfunction with the airplane's flight control or braking systems, and damage was caused by the sign collision.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during a touch-and-go landing, resulting in the airplane running off the runway and colliding with a runway sign.

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