NTSB Identification: FTW01LA197.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2001 in Ardmore, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161, registration: N81833
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The student pilot was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. He had landed, retracted the flaps, and applied full throttle. He then realized that he was left of the runway centerline. He applied right rudder to correct the situation, then "applied too much left rudder to straighten the plane's roll causing the plane to veer to the left." The left main landing gear departed the runway surface. The airplane was headed toward a taxiway light, so the pilot "steered the plane into the infield grass area." The airplane struck a drainage pipe, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane skidded to a stop upright on the taxiway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff roll. Full narrative available
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