NTSB Identification: LAX88LA269.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37323.
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1988 in REDLANDS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N9850J
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 THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER, HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO THE LEFT, EXITED THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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