NTSB Identification: LAX02LA089.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 22, 2002 in Long Beach, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/2003
Aircraft: Beech 77, registration: N38026
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During rollout from a touch-and-go landing on runway 25L, the airplane veered left, exited the runway, and collided with a fence. According to the student pilot, his landing had been normal, but when he retracted the wing flaps he observed the airplane veering left of course. Despite his efforts, he was unable to regain directional control. The student pilot indicated that during the mishap he had not experienced any mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane. The accident occurred during the student pilot's second solo flight in the airplane. Two minutes after the accident the local wind was reported at 200 degrees. Its speed was 6 knots.

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

A loss of directional control due to the pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing crosswind condition.

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