NTSB Identification: FTW88LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38176.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1988 in PLANO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4675G
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS RETURNING FROM PRACTICE IN THE LOCAL AREA AND WAS ATTEMPTING A LANDING WITH A LEFT QUARTERING HEADWIND, WITH WIND GUSTS. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRPLANE STARTED TO FLOAT AND DRIFTED TO THE LEFT, OFF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE AIRPLANE BECAME NOSE HIGH WITH AN EXTREME LEFT BANK. THE PLT SAID THE NOSE STARTED TO LEVEL AND HE SAW HE WAS HEADING TOWARD TELEPHONE POLES/WIRES. HE SAID HE DID NOT APPLY FURTHER BACK PRESSURE AND LET THE AIRPLANE DESCEND TO THE GROUND WITH THE LEFT WING AND NOSE LOW.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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