NTSB Identification: WPR10CA098
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 06, 2010 in Ramona, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/23/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R, registration: N35414
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 reported that he was on his second solo flight and planned to do a touch-and-go landing. He reported that after a normal landing he immediately set the flaps to zero degrees and applied full power. After adding power, the airplane veered left. The pilot reduced power and steered the airplane back to the right. The pilot added power a second time and the airplane veered left, exited the hard surface runway, then encountered rough terrain and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail and both wings. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a touch-and-go landing.

Full narrative available

Index for Jan2010 | Index of months