NTSB Identification: FTW00LA021.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 28, 1999 in PINEVILLE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N5301E
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
A witness reported that during one of a series of full stop landings on the hard surface 3,000 foot runway, the solo student pilot 'came in high and fast with no flaps.' The airplane touched down approximately 900 feet from the departure end of the runway. The student pilot stated that he applied the brakes after touchdown, but 'did not feel the airplane slowing down.' Witnesses 'heard him braking the aircraft as the tires skidded 2 or 3 times.' The airplane exited the north end of the runway, went down an embankment, and struck a ditch.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student pilot's misjudgment of distance/speed during approach resulting in his failure to attain the proper touchdown point. Full narrative available
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