NTSB Identification: FTW88LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37409.
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1988 in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9213T
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 LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED AFTER IT RAN OFF THE RUNWAY. THE REPORTED WEATHER SHOWED A 90 DEGREE LEFT CROSSWIND AT 12 KNOTS VELOCITY WITH GUSTS TO 20 KNOTS. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT. THE FLT TIME RECORDED IS THAT REPORTED ON HIS LAST MEDICAL APPLICATION, NOT NECESSARILY HIS TOTAL FLT TIME AT THE TIME OF THE ACC. HIS LAST MEDICAL WAS ON 3/4/88.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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