NTSB Identification: CHI90LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39406.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 26, 1989 in EAU CLAIRE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5115Q
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 WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS ON HIS 2ND SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. AFTER A LANDING ON RUNWAY 22, HE APPLIED FULL POWER TO TAKEOFF. WHILE ROLLING, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, HIT A RUNWAY LIGHT, & WAS DAMAGED. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT HE WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH SPACING ON THE AIRCRAFT THAT HAD LANDED BEFORE HIM. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 140 DEG AT 4 KTS.

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

FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT GROUND SWERVE. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE CROSSWIND, THE STUDENT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE, HIS DIVERSION OF TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO THE OTHER AIRCRAFT, AND THE RUNWAY LIGHT.

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