NTSB Identification: CHI93LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48266.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1993 in GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N64425
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED HE MADE THE LOCAL FLIGHT TO PRACTICE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. HE STATED THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED ON LANDING, AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING CONTACTED A SNOWBANK AT THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT STATED: 'THIS CAUSED ME TO LOOSE (SIC) STEERING CONTROL PULLING THE AIRCRAFT INTO HEAVY SNOW AND TIPPING OVER FORWARD AND COMING TO REST UPSIDE DOWN.' THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED 19 HOURS TOTAL FLIGHT TIME, INCLUDING 17 HOURS IN THE PRECEDING 90 DAYS. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD 4.3 HOURS AS PIC. RUNWAY 27 (3,800' X 44', ASPHALT) WAS THE ACTIVE RUNWAY, WITH WINDS REPORTED OUT OF THE SOUTH AT 5 KNOTS.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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