General Aviation News will periodically reprint accident reports from the USA’s NTSB and recently they noted the following accident that involved a Cessna 152 in Ellensburg, Washington that resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft but no injuries:
The student pilot, who was practicing touch-and-go landings in calm winds, inadvertently landed near the left edge of the runway. During the landing roll, he did not correct back to the runway centerline. When he added power for takeoff, the airplane veered off the runway. The terrain was rough and the airplane’s nose-wheel collapsed.
In other words, watch for that runway centerline!