NTSB Identification: SEA06CA186.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 23, 2006 in Pembroke Pine, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N45945
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On the third landing of his first supervised solo, the airplane drifted to the left as the pilot was in the flare. The student corrected to the right with right rudder, but after the airplane touched down it veered to the right and off the runway. The student attempted to correct back to the left, and after it did not respond he applied full brakes. The airplane then struck a runway sign, resulting in the airplane coming to rest on its nose and left wing tip off the right side of the runway.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll. A factor was the runway sign.

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