LAX95LA124
LAX95LA124

On March 3, 1995, at 0840 hours mountain standard time, the pilot of a Cessna 172, N7369F, veered off runway 21R and nosed over at Prescott, Arizona, during a local instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time with the winds calm. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot was not injured.

The student pilot stated that on his approach the aircraft drifted to the right of the runway centerline. He made corrections, but the aircraft weather vaned to the left. He initiated a balked landing procedure, but the aircraft continued to turn to the left and was uncontrollable. The aircraft departed off the side of the runway and collided with a ditch. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the aircraft.

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