NTSB Identification: LAX04LA138.
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Accident occurred Thursday, February 12, 2004 in Hollister, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/07/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-34-200, registration: N55073
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane veered off the runway during landing and collided with a runway sign. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and student were practicing a simulated single engine approach. The student lost directional control of the airplane after touchdown. The CFI elected to do a go-around. Just after adding power for the go-around, the airplane veered off of the runway and the right flap assembly impacted a runway sign. No mechanical malfunctions or failures were reported.

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

the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control and the instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight.

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