NTSB Identification: ATL95LA076.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 1995 in FUQUAY-VARINA, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25502
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCED A WIND CONDITION WHICH CAUSED THE APPROACH AIRSPEED TO DROP TO 45 MPH. AS THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY, IT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS; THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE REPORTED BY THE STUDENT PILOT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE FOR WIND CONDITIONS DURING LANDING, WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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