NTSB Identification: ERA12CA116
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2011 in Starkville, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N5424E
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.

According to the operator, the pilot performed a normal landing in the tailwheel-equipped airplane. During the rollout, the airplane began to veer to the left, and the pilot attempted unsuccessfully to arrest the turn by applying right rudder and right brake. The airplane continued off the left side of the runway and struck a ditch, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing. Postaccident examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preexisting mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot did not maintain directional control of the airplane during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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