NTSB Identification: LAX82DA301
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1982 in SANTA ROSA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25484
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON HIS FIRST SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. HE HAD COMPLETED HIS FIRST LANDING AND WAS FOLLOWING THROUGH ON A TOUCH AND GO WHEN HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT, RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, HIT A DITCH AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. REPORTEDLY, THE STUDENT HAD LOST CONTROL DURING THE TOUCH AND GO BEFORE HE RETRACTED THE FLAPS FOR TAKEOFF. AFTER THIS MISHAP, THE OPERATOR RECOMMENDED THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS HAVE STUDENTS MAKE FULL STOP LANDING ON INITIAL SOLO FLIGHTS, SO THEY WOULD HAVE MORE TIME TO RECONFIGURE THE AIRCRAFT FOR TAKEOFFS.

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT PERFORMED..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..DITCH

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