NTSB Identification: CHI83LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20377.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 13, 1983 in BELLEFONTAINE, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5089P
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 ACFT GROUND LOOPED OFF THE RUNWAY DURING A TAKEOFF. THE SOLO STUDENT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED NOSEWHEEL SHIMMY DURING THETAKEOFF ROLL. HE RAISED THE NOSE TO STOP THE SHIMMY AND LOOKED AT HIS AIRSPEED INDICATOR. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE ACFT WEATHERVANED TO THE LEFT, RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THE THE VASI. IT WAS KNOWN THAT THE ACFT HAD A SHIMMY PROBLEM PRIOR TO THIS FLIGHT. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE NOSEWHEEL SHIMMY PROBLEM COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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