NTSB Identification: NYC00LA043.
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Accident occurred Sunday, November 28, 1999 in GROVE CITY, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Stinson 108, registration: N89F
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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During the landing rollout, the flight instructor said, 'I got it' and the student pilot relinquished the flight controls to him. The airplane then 'sharply, and suddenly' veered off the left side of the runway, impacted the opposite side of a ravine, and came to rest 200 feet from the centerline of the runway. There were no brake pedals on the right side of the airplane, and the parking brake knob was located on the 'far left panel.' Examination of the airplane revealed no pre-impact mechanical deficiencies. The flight instructor reported 400 hours of total tailwheel experience, 5 hours of which were in the make and model of the accident airplane. The student pilot reported 3 hours of total flight experience, all of which were in the accident airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The flight instructor's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing rollout. Full narrative available
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