NTSB Identification: LAX05LA118.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, March 22, 2005 in Thermal, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N562AB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane nosed over after veering off the runway and colliding with a cement block during a touch-and-go. The student completed five successful touch-and-goes. On the sixth landing, a quartering wind blew the airplane to the left of the runway. The student tried to takeoff, but the airplane veered off the runway. The nose wheel hit a cement block, and the airplane nosed over. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures were identified.

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

the student pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind conditions and failure to maintain directional control.

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