CHRISTIANSEN AVIATION INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N89847
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Louisville FSDO-17
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA220
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 2016 in Richmond, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N89847
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 the takeoff roll the airplane veered to the left. The student pilot further reported that he attempted to correct the veer, but was unsuccessful; subsequently the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted tree(s), which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.
According to the student pilot there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine 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 the takeoff roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with tree(s).