NTSB Identification: DEN91LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43919.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 1991 in LA JUNTA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N6904X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

THIS WAS THE STUDENT PILOT'S SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. HE HAD MADE ONE TOUCH AND GO LANDING. ON HIS SECOND APPROACH, HE ENCOUNTERED UP AND DOWNDRAFTS AND A CROSSWIND. HE FAILED TO COMPENSATE FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS AND ELECTED TO MAKE A GO AROUND. THE PILOT FAILED TO RECONFIGURE THE AIRPLANE. AIRSPEED DECAYED AND THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND CRASHED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED AND THE RESULTANT INADVERTENT STALL. THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO RAISE THE FLAPS WAS A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.

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