NTSB Identification: WPR14CA163
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 09, 2014 in Everett, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N1152Z
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 pilot stated that the purpose of the flight was to perform several touch-and-go practice takeoffs and landings and then perform practice maneuvers in the local area. The pilot departed the active runway without incident and continued around the traffic pattern. The airplane touched down on the main landing gear and was slightly to the left of the runway centerline. As the nose wheel touched down, the pilot raised the wing flaps and shortly thereafter, he applied full engine power in an effort to takeoff. The airplane began to veer to the left of the centerline. The airplane departed the runway surface and continued into the adjacent grassy area at which point the pilot retarded throttle while simultaneously applying brakes. The airplane collided with the sign and the nose wheel collapsed. During the accident sequence, the airplane incurred substantial damage to the firewall.
There was no report of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
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 takeoff, which resulted in the airplane veering off the runway surface and colliding with a sign. Full narrative available
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