NTSB Identification: ANC88LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35342.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 03, 1988 in CHUGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N96082
Injuries: 2 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 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WAS GIVING DUAL INSTRUCTION TO A STUDENT PILOT ON NIGHT LANDINGS. ON THE SIXTH TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING, THE INSTRUCTOR TURNED THE LANDING LIGHT OFF FOR A NO-LIGHT LANDING. THE STUDENT LANDED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT OF CENTERLINE, AND BEFORE A CORRECTION COULD BE MADE TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RUNWAY, THE AIRPLANE STRUCK DEEP, UNPLOWED SNOW ABOUT FOUR FEET INSIDE THE RUNWAY PERIMETER LIGHTS AND NOSED-DOWN. THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT WERE BOTH UNAWARE THAT THE RUNWAY HAD NOT BEEN COMPLETELY PLOWED. AN OFFICIAL FLIGHT PUBLICATION LISTS THE AIRPORT AS UNATTENDED AND UNMONITORED, AND RECOMMENDS A VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO LANDING. THE INSTRUCTOR RECOMMENDED THAT NO-LIGHT LANDINGS SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED ONLY UNDER IDEAL RUNWAY/WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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

LANDING LIGHTS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..NOT MAINTAINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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