NTSB Identification: ATL88LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36979.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1988 in FLORENCE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757VH
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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO DEPART RWY 27. HE REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO TURN TO THE LEFT AS HE INITIATED ROTATION. HE WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THE TURN, AND HE ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY, OVERRAN AN EMBANKMENT, AND NOSED OVER. THE STUDENT PLT REPORTEDLY HAD 29 HRS OF PIC EXPERIENCE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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