NTSB Identification: DEN88LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37239.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 03, 1988 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 195B, registration: N195RC
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 NEW OWNER OF THE ACFT WAS RECEIVING FLT TRAINING FROM AN INSTRUCTOR (CFI) & THEY WERE PRACTICING LANDINGS. DRG A LANDING ROLL-OUT, THE ACFT BEGAN TO VEER TO THE RIGHT. THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS TO AVOID RUNNING OFF THE RWY, THEN TOOK OFF & FLEW ANOTHER PATTERN. ON FINAL APCH, THE STUDENT TOOK THE CONTROLS AGAIN TO MAKE THE NEXT LANDING. DURING THE ROLL-OUT, THE AIRPLANE AGAIN STARTED A SHARP RIGHT TURN. THE CFI RPRTD THAT FULL LEFT RUDDER & BRAKE DID NOT STOP THE TURN & THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY TO THE RIGHT. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AS THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RWY. ALSO, THE LEFT WING, ELEVATOR, FUSELAGE & CABIN AREA WERE DAMAGED. THE CFI NOTED THAT THE OWNER WAS OF SMALL STATURE & THE SEAT HEIGHT WAS NOT ADJUSTABLE. THE CFI HAD WARNED THE OWNER THAT THE 'CLEVELAND BRAKES' WERE VERY POWERFUL & EFFICIENT.HE BELIEVED THE OWNER MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY APPLIED RGT BRAKE WHILE APPLYING LEFT RUDDER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..DUAL STUDENT

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