NTSB Identification: BFO86LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32574.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 16, 1986 in LEESBURG, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N4325V
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 PILOT STATED THAT UNEVEN BRAKING DURING LANDING CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO SWERVE OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. HE FURTHER ADDED THAT HE APPLIED FULL POWER SHORTLY THEREAFTER DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS HEADING FOR A DITCH. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE DITCH AND TREES BEFORE BECOMING AIRBORNE AFTER WHICH THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRCRAFT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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