NTSB Identification: MIA94LA198.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1994 in ARCADIA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/18/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757WM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE STUDENT PILOT DIVERTED TO ARCADIA DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS AND RAINSHOWERS AT HIS DESTINATION AND IN THE AREA OF ARCADIA. WHILE LANDING ON RUNWAY 5 HE ENCOUNTERED A GUSTY CROSSWIND, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS. THE GUSTY, CROSSWIND WAS A FACTOR.

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