NTSB Identification: LAX88LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34558.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 10, 1987 in PLACERVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N5577T
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 A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. ON THE LANDING PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED AND THE STUDENT PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO AROUND. DURING THE GO AROUND ATTEMPT THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A POLE. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS REPORTED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE FROM 320 DEGREES AT 3 KNOTS.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE

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