NTSB Identification: CHI88LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36181.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1988 in SAULT STE MARIE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N15372
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.

DURING TAXI FOR TAKE-OFF, THE STUDENT PILOT ATTEMPTED TO APPLY BRAKES AS HE NEARED THE END OF THE RUNWAY. AS THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT, HE NOTED THAT HIS RIGHT FOOT WAS NOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE AIRCRAFT LEFT THE TAXIWAY AND STRUCK A FIRE HYDRANT, SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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