NTSB Identification: NYC91LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44821.
Accident occurred Friday, March 01, 1991 in NASHUA, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/10/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N97313
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 WAS COMPLETING A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY. DURING LANDING HE SAID, 'IN THE LANDING FLARE A GUST OF WIND ESTIMATED AT 20 KNOTS STRUCK THE AIRCRAFT...THE AIRCRAFT ROTATED 80 DEGREES LEFT OF CENTERLINE. AFTER MAKING ATTEMPTS TO CORRECT I PULLED BACK THE POWER AND TRIED TO STOP.' THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A TREE.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO COMPENSATE FOR WIND CONDITIONS DURING LANDING, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CONTROL AND COLLISION WITH A TREE.

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