NTSB Identification: FTW83LA290.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23293.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in ARLINGTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25838
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS DEPARTING ON A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT. HE REPORTED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST & THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT. FULL RIGHT RUDDER WAS APPLIED, BUT DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS NOT REGAINED. AS THE PLT REDUCED POWER TO IDLE, THE ACFT CONTINUED LEFT & WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE NOSE GEAR DUG INTO THE TERRAIN BETWEEN THE RWY & TAXIWAY, CAUSING THE ACFT TO NOSE OVER. WITNESSES STATED THAT AFTER THE ACFT BEGAN VEERING LEFT, IT HIT & BOUNCED ABOUT 20 FT BACK IN THE AIR BEFORE FLIPPING OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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