NTSB Identification: FTW88LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37422.
Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 1988 in WASHINGTON, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9331T
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 PILOT RECEIVED DUAL INSTRUCTION IN CROSSWIND TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS AFTER WHICH THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT DEPLANED TO OBSERVE THE STUDENT. THE STUDENT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON THE FIRST TAKEOFF ATTEMPT AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AFTER RUNNING OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE INSTRUCTOR REPORTED SURFACE WINDS OF 8 TO 10 KNOTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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