NTSB Identification: BFO89LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37494.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in CAMBRIDGE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N63019
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 STU PLT DID THREE TAKEOFFS & LNDGS WITH THE INSTR ABOARD AND THEN THREE MORE DURING SOLO FLIGHT. ON HIS FOURTH TAKEOFF TRY HE USED AILERON AND RUDDER TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON THE RWY. THERE WAS AN 8 TO 10 KT CROSSWIND. THE STU SAID WHEN THE ACFT LIFTED OFF HE DID NOT NEUTRALIZE THE AILERONS CAUSING THE ACFT TO BANK TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 50 FT ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. AFTER POWER WAS REDUCED THE ACFT PITCHED DOWN AND COLLIDED WITH THE RWY, SKIDDED ABOUT 40 FT AND NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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