NTSB Identification: CHI92LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47489.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 15, 1992 in BATES CITY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1324E
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.

STUDENT PILOT WAS ON A SOLO FLIGHT, PRACTICING TURNS ABOUT A POINT. DURING A TURN, A CRACK IN THE WINDSHIELD BEGAN TO WIDEN, AND THE WINDSHIELD BLEW OUT OF THE AIRPLANE. THE PILOT REGAINED CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE, AND MADE AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING.

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

TOTAL FAILURE OF THE AIRPLANE WINDSHIELD.

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