NTSB Identification: CHI89LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38497.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 25, 1989 in OTTAWA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N98923
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.

WHILE PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, THE STUDENT PILOT WAS OBSERVED TO 'COME IN WAY TOO HIGH' ON FINAL APPROACH, AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LAST 500 FEET OF THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A DITCH.

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

STUDENT PILOT'S CONTINUING AN APPROACH TO LANDING BEYOND THE POINT WHERE SHE COULD BRING THE AIRCRAFT TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY SURFACE.

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