NTSB Identification: NYC88LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38098.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1988 in LEHIGHTON, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N44699
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 PILOT, ON HIS THIRD SOLO, EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING A GO-AROUND AND SETTLED INTO LOW TREES AND BRUSH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WINDS AS CALM. HE STATED THAT THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO GRASS AND THAT DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS NEVER REGAINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TOUCH-AND-GO..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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