NTSB Identification: DEN88LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35468.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 18, 1988 in HURRICANE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67515
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 PLT SAID THAT WHEN HE DEPARTED ST. GEORGE, UT FOR HURRICANE, WHICH IS 21 NM NORTHEAST, THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT ABOUT 5 KTS. HE LANDED TO THE NORTH AT HURRICANE. HE SAID HE DID NOT NOTICE ANY WIND AS HE PREPARED TO DEPART TO THE SOUTH. UPON REACHING 52 KIAS, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF, HOWEVER, THE AIRSPEED THEN WENT TO ZERO ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AND THE PLT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF RUNWAY 18, COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND NOSED OVER. A WITNESS, WHO WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE STATED THAT THE WIND WAS STEADY OUT OF THE NORTH AT ABOUT 20 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT/NAV INSTRUMENTS,AIRSPEED INDICATOR..INCORRECT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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