NTSB Identification: FTW91LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43079.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 20, 1991 in HUNTSVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N5536E
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 PILOT ESTABLISHED THE FLARE IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE AIRPLANE WAS CONFIGURED WITH FULL FLAPS. A GUST BALLOONED THE AIRPLANE AT WHICH TIME THE PILOT APPLIED PARTIAL POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER. AIRPLANE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST, IT DRAGGED A WINGTIP AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS FLIGHT TRAINING HAD STRESSED FULL STALL LANDINGS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. A FACTOR WAS THE EMPHASIS PLACED UPON FULL-STALL LANDINGS BY HIS INSTRUCTOR.

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