NTSB Identification: ATL03LA063.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Peachtree City, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/2004
Aircraft: Cessna A152, registration: N762JS
Injuries: 2 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.

According to the safety pilot, the purpose of the flight was for recency of experience for the private pilot. After departing runway 13, the flight remained in right hand traffic for landings. The safety pilot reported that the touchdown was normal but the airplane did bounce and became airborne again. The safety pilot further stated that the second touchdown "side loaded" the right main landing gear. Efforts by the pilot to regain control of the airplane failed. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway, into mud, and flipped inverted. The pilots did not report a mechanical problem with the airplane during the attempted landing. The prevailing winds at the time of the accident were 140 degrees at 5 knots.


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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing roll that resulted in a nose over after the airplane departed the runway surface. A factor is muddy terrain.

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