NTSB Identification: CHI95LA040.
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Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1994 in ZEELAND, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3875V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE SOLO STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH A RIGHT CROSSWIND WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. AS THE PILOT INCREASED POWER FOR TAKEOFF, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE NOSEWHEEL STRUCK A DIRT BANK, COLLAPSED, AND THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

the pilot's loss of directional control during touch and go landings. Factors were the crosswind and the pilot's lack of total experience.

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