Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Olive Branch Airport

Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654
Monday, February 7, 2000 14:35 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The student pilot stated that after one uneventful touch-an d-go landing, his second landing touchdown resulted in a sudden left swerve, excursion off the runway, and collision with a taxiway sign. The airplane came to rest with a collapsed right main landing gear and a broken right horizontal stabilizer. He further stated that he experienced no precrash mechanical malfunctions, and that he may have inadvertently applied left brake on touchdown.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing and the subsequent collision with a taxiway sign and collapsed right main landing gear.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/7/2000 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1435 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site38654  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportOLIVE BRANCH  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDOLV  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation401 
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1453 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)300 
Weather Observation Facility IDMEM  
Elevation of weather observation facility332 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)10 
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height25000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorVariable 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)23 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 7 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1832 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 12 2000 1:27PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN2630B 
NTSB NumberMIA00LA086  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model172R  
Aircraft Series Identifier172R  
Aircraft Serial Number17280665  
Certified Max Gross Weight2450 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionNov 29 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection89 
Airframe Hours388 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameDOUGLAS AVIATION, INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address11299 AIRPORT RD.  
Aircraft Owner CityOLIVE BRANCH  
Aircraft Owner StateMS 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode38654  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeOLV  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1340 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location36  
Runway Length6000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--