NTSB Identification: LAX89LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37782.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1988 in VAN NUYS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N25619
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.

IN BOTH HIS ORAL AND WRITTEN STATEMENTS, THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE STUDENT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND, BUT BEFORE BECOMING AIRBORNE THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE THEN CROSSED A GRASS DIVIDER AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE, TREES AND UTILITY POLE. THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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