NTSB Identification: ATL84LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22648.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1983 in CULLMAN, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5082G
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS 1ST SOLO FLT. DURING A TOUCH-AND-GO PATTERN, HE STARTED TO TAKEOFF, AFTER LANDING, WITH THE ELEVATOR TRIM IN A NEARLY FULL NOSE-UP POSITION. HE STATED THAT AFTER HE ADDED POWER TO TAKEOFF, HE HAD TO HOLD THE NOSE DOWN BY APPLYING FORWARD PRESSURE ON THE YOKE. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT BEGAN TO 'WHEELBARROW' & DRIFT TO THE LEFT. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT HE APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER, BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO THE LEFT. HE THEN REDUCED THE POWER TO IDLE, BUT THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RWY, WENT INTO MUD & NOSED OVER. APRX 35 MI NORTH AT BIRMINGHAM, AL, THE 1745 CDT WIND WAS FROM 080 DEG AT 4 KTS.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

ELEVATOR TRIM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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