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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hut.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 27|
flight time total : 32
flight time type : 32
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I had just landed aircraft near or on the center of the runway and after traveling a short distance the aircraft started veering to the right and I took corrective action with left rudder and aircraft began tipping to the right. I then took out correction with rudder and allowed aircraft to continue off the side of the runway steering between runway signs and lights as best as I could. The aircraft missed all obstacles and slowed to a stop in the grass next to the runway. Tower then asked if I needed assistance and I declined because I was able to taxi back onto taxiway from the grass. After shutting down on the ramp the mechanics inspected the aircraft and found no damage. To prevent this in the future I now understand that more use of the ailerons was needed to level the aircraft and then continue using the rudder to keep the aircraft on the runway.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A LOW TIME STUDENT PILOT LOST CONTROL OF HIS C172 AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY WITH NO DAMAGE.
Narrative: I HAD JUST LANDED ACFT NEAR OR ON THE CTR OF THE RWY AND AFTER TRAVELING A SHORT DISTANCE THE ACFT STARTED VEERING TO THE R AND I TOOK CORRECTIVE ACTION WITH L RUDDER AND ACFT BEGAN TIPPING TO THE R. I THEN TOOK OUT CORRECTION WITH RUDDER AND ALLOWED ACFT TO CONTINUE OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY STEERING BTWN RWY SIGNS AND LIGHTS AS BEST AS I COULD. THE ACFT MISSED ALL OBSTACLES AND SLOWED TO A STOP IN THE GRASS NEXT TO THE RWY. TWR THEN ASKED IF I NEEDED ASSISTANCE AND I DECLINED BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO TAXI BACK ONTO TXWY FROM THE GRASS. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN ON THE RAMP THE MECHS INSPECTED THE ACFT AND FOUND NO DAMAGE. TO PREVENT THIS IN THE FUTURE I NOW UNDERSTAND THAT MORE USE OF THE AILERONS WAS NEEDED TO LEVEL THE ACFT AND THEN CONTINUE USING THE RUDDER TO KEEP THE ACFT ON THE RWY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.