NTSB Identification: SEA89LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37998.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 25, 1989 in PUYALLUP, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49104
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 MADE A FAST, FLAT APPROACH TO A TOUCH AND GO LANDING. WHEN POWER WAS INCREASED FOR THE TAKEOFF, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THIS WAS THE STUDENTS FIRST FLIGHT AFTER NOT HAVING FLOWN FOR 36 DAYS.

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

FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE POOR APPROACH AND FLARE TECHNIQUE AND LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE.

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