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N2238E accident description

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Crash location 45.145000°N, 93.211389°W
Nearest city Anoka, MN
45.197743°N, 93.387176°W
9.3 miles away
Tail number N2238E
Accident date 14 Jun 2003
Aircraft type Cessna 172N
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 14, 2003, at 0901 central daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N2238E, operated by Anoka Flight Training as a rental/instructional flight, sustained substantial damage when it veered off runway 36 (4,855 feet by 100 feet, asphalt) and struck an airport sign during landing roll at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), Blaine, Minnesota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 student solo flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot reported no injuries. The local flight originated from ANE at 0700.

According to the pilot, he was attempting to land on runway 36. The pilot reported that as the airplane touched down it was slightly left of the runway centerline, and the airplane bounced twice. The pilot stated that as he regained control of the airplane it was leaving the runway at which time it struck a runway sign, collapsed the nose gear, and the propeller struck the ground.

The weather conditions at ANE at 0855 were: wind 060 degrees at 6 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky conditions clear.

The student pilot accumulated a total flight time 30 hours all of which were in the make and model of the accident airplane.

The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, and his failure to maintain directional control. Contributing factors were the pilot's lack of experience, and the runway sign.

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