NTSB Identification: DEN93LA104.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 17, 1993 in CARR, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25379
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE SOLO STUDENT PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A PRACTICE SOFT FIELD TOUCH AND GO LANDING ON A GRASS STRIP. THE LANDING WAS FROM WEST TO EAST WITH THE WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 20 KNOTS. DURING LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST AND WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY ONTO ROUGH TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING LANDING ROLL. FACTORS WERE THE PILOT DISREGARDING THE TAILWIND, AND ROUGH AND UNEVEN TERRAIN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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