This October 2007 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.
Aircraft: Piper Warrior.
Location: Grand Forks, N.D.
Aircraft damage: Minor.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was on his first solo flight. As he rolled out on the runway after landing, the tower controller requested him to exit on taxiway Alpha 2. The airplane was going too fast and the pilot lost control in the turn. The airplane went off the runway into the grass. The left wing hit the runway hold short sign.
Probable cause: The pilot’s lack of experience and the excessive taxi speed.
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