NTSB Identification: FTW91LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42334.
Accident occurred Friday, November 02, 1990 in ABILENE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5096D
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.

DURING AN APPROACH TO RUNWAY 22 THE STUDENT PILOT ENCOUNTERED MILD TURBULENCE AND HIGH WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF TWENTY FOUR KNOTS FROM THE LEFT. THE AIRPLANE BEGAN A RAPID DESCENT FROM APPROXIMATELY FIFTY FEET RESULTING IN THE PILOT LOSING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, FOLLOWED BY GROUND IMPACT.

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

PILOT'S FAILURE TO COMPENSATE FOR GUSTY WIND CONDITION.

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