NTSB Identification: ATL83LA334.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21385.
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1983 in GORDONSVILLE, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8705S
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 VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY DURING A LANDING AFTER AN ABORTED TAKEOFF. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD JUST COMPLETED 5 TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS WITH A CFI. THE STUDENT WAS THEN TOLD TO DO TWO SOLO FULL STOP TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. THE FIRST TAKEOFF AND LANDING WAS UNEVENTFUL. THE CFI STATED THAT THE 2ND LIFT-OFF OCCURRED AT MIDFIELD. THE ACFT ROSE TO ABOUT 5 FT AND THEN A POWER REDUCTION WAS HEARD. TOUCHDOWN WAS NORMAL BUT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE STUDENT LOST CONTROL. THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY, SPUN AROUND AND CONTACTED TREES. WHEN THE STUDENT WAS ASKED WHY HE ABORTED WHAT APPEARED TO BE A NORMAL TAKEOFF HE SAID THAT 'IT JUST DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT.' THIS WAS HIS SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO. THE STUDENT DID NOT REPORTOR INDICATE ANY MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES OF EQUIPMENT. THE WIND WAS REPORTEDLY CALM AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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