Student loses control on landing roll

Aircraft: Remos G-3. Injuries: None. Location: Sarasota, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing solo touch-and-go landings. The first four went well, but during the fifth landing, just after touchdown, the airplane veered left.

He applied right rudder, but the airplane continued left and off the side of the runway.

Probable cause: The student pilot’s loss of directional control during the landing roll.

NTSB Identification: ERA12CA167

This January 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.



  1. says

    It appears the student was AWARE the aircraft had rudder (directional control) pedals – but perhaps he was using the GPS and was hoping that would correct the problem first?

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