NTSB Identification: FTW88LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37799.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 23, 1988 in SAN BENITO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N24447
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 STUDENT PLT WAS MAKING A TOUCH AND GO ON HIS SECOND SOLO FLT. AFTER THE FLAPS WERE RETRACTED AND THE POWER WAS INCREASED, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND HIT A RUNWAY LIGHT. THE ACFT THEN CONTINUED INTO THE DIRT BESIDE THE RUNWAY WHERE THE NOSE GEAR BROKE AND THE ACFT STOPPED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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