NTSB Identification: NYC86LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33081.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 29, 1986 in PITTSFIELD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49107
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 CESSNA 152 WAS MAKING A TOUCH AND GO. THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THE LANDING WAS GOOD AND WHEN HE APPLIED POWER, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT OFF THE RUNWAY, STRUCK A DITCH AND FLIPPED OVER. THE PILOT WAS UNINJURED AND THE AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT WHEN POWER WAS APPLIED HE DID NOT RETRACT THE FLAPS AND THE AIRCRAFT STARTED WEAVING. HE THEN APPLIED TO MUCH RUDDER TO CORRECT THE WEAVING AND INCREASED THE PROBLEM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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