NTSB Identification: IAD05LA091.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 2005 in Concord, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N48017
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During an instructional flight, the student pilot attempted to demonstrate the "soft field takeoff" technique. The airplane drifted left, and as the student pilot attempted to correct for the drift, the airplane became airborne, in a "cross controlled" condition. As the angle of attack reached 10 degrees nose up, the airplane rolled to the right, contacted the ground, and was substantially damaged. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical deficiencies.




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

The student pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, and the flight instructor's inadequate remedial action, which resulted in an inadvertant stall and uncontrolled descent into terrain.

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