LAX96LA025
LAX96LA025

On October 27, 1995, at 0919 hours Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172, N2967E, veered off runway 25R into a plowed field while landing at Livermore Airport, Livermore, California. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the private pilot was uninjured. No flight plan was filed for the business flight and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight departed from Cameron Park, California, at 0830 on the morning of the accident.

Runway 25R at Livermore is 5,255 feet long and 100 feet wide. Inspectors from the FAA's Oakland Flight Standards District Office reported that the aircraft came to rest approximately 2,100 feet west of the runway threshold and 100 feet north of the runway centerline. The stopping point is approximately 200 feet west of the midfield taxiway/turnoff. Skid marks from both main landing gear of the aircraft started on the runway approximately 100 feet east of the turnoff and angled to the right toward it until leaving the runway on approximately a 30-degree angle. The same FAA inspectors found that the pilot's biennial flight review, conducted 4 months prior to the accident, was completed in 0.5 flight hours with no logged ground instruction.

The operator of the aircraft, who ferried it to a repair site after the accident, reported to NTSB investigators that there were no mechanical reasons for the aircraft veering off the runway.

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