Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cessna 152, N95821, Kent State University: Accident occurred June 12, 2017 at Kent State University Airport (1G3), Portage County, Ohio

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA335 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 12, 2017 in Stow, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N95821
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 student pilot reported that, during the landing roll of a solo flight, the airplane landed to the left of the runway centerline. He added that he applied right rudder but overcorrected and that the airplane veered to the right. The student pilot reported that he “panicked” and his leg “got stuck on the right rudder.” The airplane veered off the runway to the right and impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 rudder overcorrection during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control.

Additional participating entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Kent State University: http://registry.faa.gov/N95821


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA335
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 12, 2017 in Stow, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N95821
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 student pilot reported that, during the landing roll of a solo flight, the airplane landed to the left of the runway centerline. He added that he applied right rudder, but overcorrected and the airplane veered to the right. The student pilot reported that he "panicked" and his leg "got stuck on the right rudder". The airplane veered off the runway to the right and impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

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

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