NTSB Identification: CHI98LA065.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, December 16, 1997 in SIDNEY, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/04/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N3820V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot called for a wind check and misunderstood the velocity for 7 knots when it was actually 17 knots. He reported that on takeoff rotation the nose and left wing went 'straight up.' He decided to abort the landing and to use another runway. Once on the ground the airplane veered off the runway, the nose gear collapsed, and the right wing contacted the terrain.

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

the student pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind which resulted in a loss of directional control. Factors associated with the accident were the crosswind, the misunderstood radio communication, and the rough terrain which the airplane encountered.

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