NTSB Identification: CHI89LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37763.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1988 in CARBONDALE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N98395
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 PILOT, WHILE ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT, EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHICH HE FAILED TO CORRECT. THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY, STRIKING A VASI INSTALLATION BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. THE STUDENT PILOT DID NOT ATTEMPT TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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