NTSB Identification: NYC84LA309.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26473.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1984 in GAITHERSBURG, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5258E
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.

DUE TO A LEFT DRIFTING TENDENCY THE SOLO STUDENT PLT ABORTED THE FIRST LANDING. ON TOUCHDOWN FOR THE SECOND APCH, THE ACFT AGAIN VEERED LEFT AND CONTINUED OFF OF THE RWY COLLIDING WITH A DITCH. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTONS REPORTED OR DISCOVERED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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