On December 26, 1998, at 1230 central standard time, a Cessna 152, N6136Q, piloted by a student pilot, received substantial damage on impact with the terrain following a loss of directional control during landing rollout on runway 29 (6,501 feet by 150 feet, grooved dry concrete) at the Outagamie County Regional Airport (ATW), Appleton, Wisconsin. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo training flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot reported no injuries. The local flight originated ATW at 1226.

The pilot reported that he had performed 5 or 6 touch and go landings and did not notice any problems prior to the accident. During his last landing, he entered a right hand traffic pattern for runway 29. He stated that he had touched down slightly to the right of the runway's centerline. After he touched down, he attempted to go towards the left to get lined up onto the centerline. He added that as he crossed the centerline, he applied right rudder, but the airplane did not respond and continued to travel to the left. He stated that he applied both brakes, the right more so, but he was unable to control the airplane. He further stated that the airplane continued to the left, off the runway, at which point the nose landing gear collapsed.

ATW recorded, at 1230, a wind of 240 degrees at 14 knots.

Inspection of the aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed no mechanical anomalies.

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