NTSB Identification: CHI91LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43410.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 23, 1991 in WICHITA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N96868
Injuries: 3 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 CFI SAID THAT WHILE CONDUCTING A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST DURING A TAKEOFF IN A STRONG, GUSTING CROSSWIND. THE CFI TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS AND TRIED TO CONTINUE THE TAKEOFF, THEN ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRPLANE WAS UNABLE TO STOP AND COLLIDED WITH A DRAINAGE DITCH.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS NOT MAINTAINED BY THE DUAL STUDENT AND REMEDIAL ACTION WAS DELAYED BY THE CFI. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE A GUSTY CROSSWIND AND A DRAINAGE DITCH.

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