NTSB Identification: ATL07CA109.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2007 in Newport, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N51250
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.

The student pilot stated that during the landing roll he began to drift off the runway and overcorrected. The airplane traveled off the runway, across the grass, and collided with a drainage ditch. The student pilot reported that there were no problems with the flight controls or engine prior to the accident. The maintenance supervisor examined the airplane, and reported that the firewall and bulkhead aft of the firewall were buckled.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

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