NTSB Identification: ATL89LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38377.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 26, 1988 in REIDSVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4713B
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 STUDENT PLT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE NOSE '...WAS WANTING TO COME UP SOONER THAN IT SHOULD' DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLT; HE CHECKED THE ELEVATOR TRIM AND FOUND IT PROPERLY SET. HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. HE REDUCED THE PWR AND APPLIED THE BRAKES. THE AIRPLANE 'GOT AHEAD' OF HIM AS HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO STOP, AND VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. THE STUDENT NOTED THAT HIS INSTRUCTOR HAD BRIEFED HIM TO EXPECT INCREASED TAKEOFF PERFORMANCE WITH ONLY ONE PERSON ON BOARD; HOWEVER, HE WAS SUPRISED BY THE INCREASED PERFORMANCE. HE SAID HE HAD APPARENTLY APPLIED EXCESSIVE PRESSURE TO THE LEFT BRAKE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STOP, AS THE LEFT TIRE HAD LEFT A SKID MARK ON THE RWY.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..POOR..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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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