NTSB Identification: FTW88LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37420.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 19, 1988 in GRAHAM, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4659G
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 WAS ON A SOLO ROUND-ROBIN CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT. HE MADE A HARD LANDING ON THE NOSE WHEEL THAT RESULTED IN A PROPELLER GROUND STRIKE AND DAMAGED ENGINE FIREWALL. GUSTY SURFACE WINDS PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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:

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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