The student pilot stated that immediately after becoming airborne from the airport in Kamiah, Idaho, the Cessna 152 began to bank to the left.
Despite her attempts to regain directional control by applying right rudder and forward pressure on the control yoke, the airplane continued to bank to the left and hit a powerline, which resulted in substantial damage to the airframe.
The airplane came to rest in a field and the powerline was found near the wreckage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the student pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during the initial climb, which resulted in a collision with a powerline.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA323
This July 2013 accident report is are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.