NTSB Identification: LAX85LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27222.
Accident occurred Friday, March 01, 1985 in TUCSON, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N62344
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 PLT WAS COMMENCING HIS 1ST SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT. AT LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT BANK OF ABOUT 45 DEGS. THE STUDENT PLT REDUCED POWER & THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD ON THE DIRT BESIDE THE RWY & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT BELIEVED THAT HE MAY HAVE ENCOUNTERED TURBC FROM A BOEING 737. THE BOEING 737 TOOK OFF ABOUT 2 MINS EARLIER ON RWY 11L. HOWEVER, IT DID NOT LIFT OFF UNTIL IT WAS ABOUT 2000 FT BEYOND THE INTERSECTION OF RWY 21 & RWY 11L. THE CESSNA HAD NOT YET REACHED THE INTERSECTION WHEN IT BANKED TO THE LEFT. THE PLT HAD ONLY 1.3 HRS SOLO FLT TIME.

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

LIFT-OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT

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