NTSB Identification: CHI91LA243.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43894.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 30, 1991 in OBERLIN, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7113A
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.

A SOLO STUDENT PILOT FLEW TO A NEARBY FIELD FOR A FULL STOP LANDING. THE PILOT COMPENSATED FOR A RIGHT CROSSWIND ON FINAL WITH WING DOWN INTO THE WIND. NEARING THE FLARE, THE PILOT LEVELED THE WINGS FOR THE ROUNDOUT AND TOUCHDOWN. THE AIRPLANE LANDED IN A LEFT DRIFT, WITH THE LEFT WHEEL OFF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED HE COULD NOT GET THE WHEEL BACK ON THE RUNWAY AND ALLOWED THE AIRPLANE TO ROLL ONTO THE GRASS. THE NOSEWHEEL ENTERED A DITCH, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING. FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT WERE THE PILOT'S DISCONTINUING HIS CROSSWIND COMPENSATION AND HIS LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THE TYPE OF OPERATION.

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