Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ATL06CA012

Monroesville, AL, USA

Aircraft #1


Cessna 150


Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot was flying his first solo cross country flight when the accident occurred. Upon reaching the destination airport, the pilot attempted a touch and go. The airplane touched down and the pilot retracted the flaps and applied full power. On lift off, the pilot experienced a gust of wind from the left and at which time he applied left aileron. The airplane veered left, rolled off the left side of the runway and collided with trees. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed the airplane rested left of the runway adjacent to a number of trees. The left and right wing along with the fuselage were buckled. The pilot reported no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in a loss of control and collision with trees.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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