NTSB Identification: LAX89LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38188.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N47220
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING THE FIRST SOLO FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRPLANE WAS HIGH. THE STUDENT REDUCED POWER AND EXTENDED FULL FLAPS. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE STUDENT WAS INTENDING TO EXIT THE RUNWAY ON A RIGHT TAXIWAY, HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY VEERED TO THE LEFT, EXITED THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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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