Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2009 Issue

October 7, 2009, Renton, Wash., Cessna 172P

At the initiation of the takeoff roll following a touch-and-go landing, the student pilot added full power, but before she could rotate for takeoff, she experienced "...a hard time controlling the airplane on the ground." She aborted her takeoff, but was unable to keep the airplane from departing the side of the runway, where it impacted a distance remaining sign.

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