NTSB Identification: ATL82DA116
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in PIKEVILLE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738QD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING A LANDING ON THE SECOND SOLO FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT SWERVED TO AVIOD STANDING WATER AND A ROUGH SPOT ON THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT THE SWERVE "WORSENED", AND SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A MOWING TRACTOR BESIDE THE RUNWAY.

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..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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