NTSB Identification: DEN83LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21259.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 10, 1983 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N46546
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 AIRCRAFT PILOTED BY A SOLO STUDENT RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN A SNOW BANK DURING LANDING. THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING SHORT FIELD LANDINGS. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING THE FIRST TOUCH AND GO. THE LANDING WAS GOOD AND THE PILOTRETRACTED FLAPS TO 10 DEGREES, ADDED POWER, AND AS THE AIRCRAFT ACCELERATED, IT STARTED TO VEER LEFT. THE PILOT SAID THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO RUDDER AND HE DID NOT USE RIGHT BRAKE. THE AIRCRAFT LEFT THE RUNWAY, THE WHEELS DUG IN, AND THEAIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE RUNWAY IN USE WAS 16 AND THE WIND WAS 130 DEGREES AT NINE KNOTS. AN INVESTIGATOR FOUND THE LEFT WHEEL DIFFICULT TO ROTATE AT THE SCENE AFTER THE ACCIDENT. AN EXAMINATION OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION.

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


Contributing Factors

TOUCH-AND-GO..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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