Runway excursion Accident Cessna 152 N45969,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56866
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Date:Monday 5 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Temco Sky Network
Registration: N45969
MSN: 15282967
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:8995 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-235-L2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Long Beach Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Destination airport:Redlands, CA (REI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At rotation during the takeoff roll, the airplane veered off the runway, crossed a taxiway, struck a parked helicopter, and impacted cement pilings before erupting in flames. The student pilot reported that he attempted to correct back to the runway with right aileron and rudder, and when the airplane continued off the runway, he tried to close the throttle and stop the airplane. A ground witness reported that the engine noise increased as the airplane came toward the helicopter as if the pilot were attempting to take off. The airplane was destroyed by the ground fire and no meaningful examinations could be made of the control system or the brakes.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failuire to maintain directional control during takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR09CA073
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

06-Jan-2009 00:39 Stall Warning Added
06-Jan-2009 10:04 harro Updated
06-Jan-2009 10:57 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:38 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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