NTSB Identification: CHI87LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34585.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 29, 1987 in PHILLIPS, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67795
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF PHASE OF A TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE STUDENT PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT EXITED THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT, STRUCK A DITCH AND OVERTURNED. THE STUDENT'S INSTRUCTOR, WHO WAS A WITNESS TO THE ACCIDENT STATES THAT SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN THERE WAS A SQUEALING OF TIRE ON THE RUNWAY AND SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A SKID MARK FROM THE LEFT TIRE. THIS INSTRUCTOR STATES THAT: 'THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY HAD HIS FOOT ON THE LEFT BRAKE THROUGHOUT THE TAKEOFF ROLL'.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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