Runway excursion Accident Cessna 172SP N2228L, Thursday 1 January 2009
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Date:Thursday 1 January 2009
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172SP
Owner/operator:Bob Miller Flight Training, Inc.
Registration: N2228L
MSN: 172S10027
Year of manufacture:2005
Total airframe hrs:1017 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360L2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lancaster, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lancaster-Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport, NY (KBQR)
Destination airport:Lancaster-Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport, NY (KBQR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot was conducting his first solo flight and had performed two uneventful stop-and-go landings. As the airplane accelerated during the third takeoff, it began to veer to the left. The student pilot applied right rudder; however, the airplane contacted a snow bank located off the left side of the runway and nosed over, substantially damaging the airplane. The student pilot stated that the winds were calm and the ailerons were in a neutral position during the takeoff. He did not report any mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff. Contributing to the accident was the student pilot's lack of solo flight experience and the snow bank located off the left side of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA09CA119
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 June 2007 N2228L Executive Aviation 0 Batavia, New York sub


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