NTSB Identification: ATL85LA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29119.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 07, 1985 in LEXINGTON, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48005
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.

STUDENT PILOT WAS ON SOLO FLIGHT. HE STATED THAT ANOTHER ACFT CALLED ON FINAL AS HE WAS ON RUNWAY FOR TAKEOFF . UNSURE OF ACTION TO TAKE SINCE TAXIWAY BEHIND HIM WAS BLOCKED, HE RUSHED TAKEOFF. A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED. NOSE WAS RAISED, TAIL DRAGGED RUNWAY, STUDENT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND ACFT VEERED OFF RUNWAY TO LEFT. WITNESSES REPORTED 5-7KT LEFT CROSSWIND.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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