NTSB Identification: MIA99LA247.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 04, 1999 in LAKELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N172AN
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The student pilot stated he made a normal landing to runway 23. He applied brakes on landing rollout and the airplane started to veer to the right. The CFI got on the flight controls and they both applied left rudder with negative results. The airplane continued off the right side of the runway, through the grass, and collided with a ditch. A functional check of the brakes revealed no deficiencies.

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

The student pilots improper use of brakes on landing rollout resulting in a loss of directional control and subsequent collision with a ditch. Contributing to the accident was the certified flight instructors improper supervision of the student pilot.

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