NTSB Identification: LAX07CA101
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 03, 2007 in Prescott, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/2007
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N526ER
Injuries: 2 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.

The airplane veered off the runway and collided with a ditch. During the landing rollout, the airplane started to veer to the right of runway centerline. The CFI allowed the student, who had a total time of 3 hours, to attempt to correct the airplane's track back to runway centerline until it became evident that the student was not able to do so. The instructor then assumed control and tried to correct the ground track. The student kept his feet on the brakes in an attempt to help the instructor slow the airplane. The airplane departed off the right side of the runway, and continued for about 200 feet until it impacted a ditch. The CFI stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.

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

the student pilot's failure to maintain directional during the landing rollout and the certified flight instructor's inadequate supervision.

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