NTSB Identification: ATL84LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22889.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 20, 1983 in ROCK HILL, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N69069
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 REPORTED HE PICKED UP A SLIGHT CROSSWIND DURING HIS DESCENT FOR LANDING. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN LANDING GEAR WINGS LEVEL, STARTED TO VEER LEFT & DID NOT RESPOND TO RIGHT RUDDER PRESSURE. THE PLT APPLIED MAX BRAKING BUT THE ACFT RAN OFF THE RWY STRIKING A LIGHTED TAXIWAY SIGN & A DITCH ABOUT 50 FT FROM THE RWY EDGE. A MECHANICCHECKED THE CONTROLS AFTER THE ACCIDENT & FOUND NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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