NTSB Identification: FTW90LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41901.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 23, 1990 in TOMBALL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N1792Q
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 AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN SLIGHTLY RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE, WITH A RIGHT QUARTERING HEADWIND, BOUNCED, AND BEGAN TO FLOAT WHILE DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT. THE STUDENT PILOT'S ATTEMPTS TO CORRECT THE RIGHT DRIFT WERE NOT EFFECTIVE AND THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN THE SECOND TIME ON THE GRASS, RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT, WHO WAS ON HIS SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO, SAW THAT HE WAS APPROACHING A DITCH AND APPLIED FULL POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR IT. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH THE DITCH.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND PROPER ALIGNMENT WITH TIMELY MANNER AFTER A BOUNCED LANDING. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PRESENCE OF A RIGHT QUARTERING HEADWIND.
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