NTSB Identification: ATL83LA329.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22436.
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1983 in LYNCHBURG, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA A 152, registration: N47281
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 RAN OFF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING TAKEOFF. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. DURING ONE RUNNING TAKEOFF AFTER FULL POWER WAS APPLIED THE PLT NOTICED THAT FULL FLAPS WERE STILL EXTENDED. WHILE RETRACTING THE FLAPS THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT OFF THE RWY. THE POWER WAS REDUCED AND BRAKES APPLIED BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED ON INTO A DRAINAGE DITCH. THE TAKEOFF WAS ON RWY 10. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED AS BEING FROM 360 DEGREES AT6 KTS.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOTAL..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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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