On July 21, 1995, at 0902 hours Pacific daylight time, a Stinson L-5E, N31853, veered off the runway after landing at the airport in Elko, Nevada. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time for the local instructional flight. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the two pilots on board received minor injuries.

The investigation indicated that the student pilot was flying the aircraft. The instructor pilot stated that, after a normal landing to runway 12, the aircraft veered sharply to the right and proceeded off the runway. The flight instructor took over the controls, but the application of left rudder was not effective. The instructor initiated a go-around by applying power as the aircraft approached an embankment. The aircraft continued down the embankment and nosed over.

The pilots reported no mechanical problems with the aircraft. The winds were from 200 degrees at 5 knots.

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