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LAX00LA256

On July 8, 2000, about 1338 hours mountain standard time, a Cessna 172, N1897V, sustained substantial damage when it veered off the runway and collided with a taxiway sign during the landing roll at the Chandler, Arizona, airport. The pilot rented the airplane from Sunbird Flight Services, who operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The local personal flight departed Chandler at 1300. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated that he completed four touch-and-go landings on runway 22L. He requested a full stop landing and was cleared to land on runway 22R. The pilot reported he had to apply right rudder and left aileron to maintain alignment. As the airplane touched down on the right main landing gear, it veered to the left. After departing the runway, the airplane collided with a taxiway sign. A special METAR (Aviation Routine Weather Report) issued for Chandler at 1339 reported the wind was from 180 degrees at 8 knots.

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