NTSB Identification: NYC88LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38615.
Accident occurred Monday, September 26, 1988 in MACHIAS, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2839X
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 PLT WAS PRACTICING NIGHT TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. HE STATED THAT HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED TWO FULL STOP LANDINGS. AFTER THE THIRD LANDING, HE APPLIED FULL POWER TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. THE PILOT SAID THE AIRPLANE PULLED TO THE LEFT SO HE REDUCED THE POWER AND THE AIRPLANE ROLLED INTO A DITCH OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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