Accident Cessna 172S N5199H,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 296282
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Date:Saturday 11 January 2003
Time:12:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Coastal Aviation
Registration: N5199H
MSN: 172S9094
Total airframe hrs:285 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mt. Pleasant, SC
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot attempted to takeoff for his first solo flight. As power was applied for the takeoff roll, the student pilot maintained alignment with the runway centerline. A few seconds later, the airplane moved slightly left of the centerline. The student pilot made corrections to align the airplane back onto the centerline. The airplane then rolled to the right of the centerline. The student pilot then attempted for the second time to correct the airplane by going to the left. The airplane oscillated from left to right and back, and then headed sharply 30 degrees to the left. The airplane then departed runway 35 where the nose wheel sank in soft ground and the airplane nosed over.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a loss of control and collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL03LA034
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report



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