NTSB Identification: LAX85LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26850.
Accident occurred Friday, October 05, 1984 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N2099U
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS 3RD SUPERVISED SOLO FLT & STAYED IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO PRACTICE LANDINGS. ON THE 2ND APPROACH TO LAND, THE ACFT BALLOONED DURING THE FLARE & YAWED TO THE LEFT. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN & IMMEDIATELY VEERED LEFT, WENT OFF THE RWY & STRUCK AN ARPT SIGN.

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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