NTSB Identification: ATL83LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20295.
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1983 in JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: CGYCY
Injuries: 3 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 INSTRUCTOR, A CANADIAN CFI, REPORTED THAT THE CANADIAN STUDENT WAS OPERATING THE RUDDER PEDDLES WHILE HE, THE CFI, WAS HANDLING THE REMAINING ACFT CONTROLS. A SECOND STUDENT PLT WAS ALSO ON BOARD, OBSERVING FROM A REAR SEAT. AFTER TRAVELING APRX 800 FT ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT BEGAN TO DEVIATE TO THE LEFT. THE STUDENT INADVERTENTLY APPLIED LEFT RUDDER. THE CFI STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO APPLY RIGHT RUDDER IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO AVOID STRIKING TREES APRX 200 FT LEFT OF THE RWY. AFTER DEPARTING THE RUNWAY, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED ROUGH TERRAIN, WHICH CAUSED THE PLANE TO BOUNCE WHILE THE CFI WAS ATTEMPTING TO STEER BACK TO THE RIGHT. THE CFI ATTEMPTED TO BECOME AIRBORNE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED. HE THEN PULLED THE POWER OFF TO IDLE BEFORE THE ACFT CONTACTED THE TREES.

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..DUAL STUDENT

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