NTSB Identification: NYC89LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39472.
Accident occurred Monday, May 01, 1989 in BURLINGTON, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N45981
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 SOLO STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH & GO LANDINGS WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. DURING THE SECOND TAKEOFF THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN CONTROL WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PLT DECREASED POWER AND APPLIED BRAKES; HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY INTO A GRASS AREA WHERE IT CONTACTED A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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