NTSB Identification: NYC83LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20301.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 30, 1983 in BRIDGEPORT, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62264
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.

AFTER PRACTICING THREE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, A FOURTH TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED. THE STUDENT COMPLETED A RUN-UP, CHECKED THE CONTROLS AND RECEIVED CLEARANCE TO TAKEOFF. HE STATED THAT HE BEGAN ROLLING STRAIGHT DOWN THE CENTERLINE, THEN AT ABOUT 45 KTS, THE PLANE ABRUPTLY TURNED TO THE LEFT, SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE HIT A SNOWBANK AT THE INTERSECTION OF RUNWAYS 11 AND 34 AND NOSED OVER.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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