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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA415
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Kissimmee, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1688C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The solo student pilot reported that during takeoff the airplane veered off the runway to the left and impacted a wind sock.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The student pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.