NTSB Identification: BFO88LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36973.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 30, 1988 in WISE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7947N
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 WAS ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT AND ATTEMPTING HIS SECOND SOLO LANDING WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN A LEFT CROSSWIND. THE ACFT DRIFTED RIGHT AND THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO DO A GO-AROUND TO AVOID GOING OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO GAIN ALTITUDE. HE THEN RAISED THE FLAPS WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH ROUGH TERRAIN NEXT TO THE RWY WHERE THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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