NTSB Identification: FTW88LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39222.
Accident occurred Monday, May 23, 1988 in ROANOKE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52119
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 DEPARTING FROM RUNWAY 35 ON A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, WHEN AT LIFTOFF, THE AIRCRAFT WEATHERVANED INTO THE GUSTING CROSSWIND. THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED ONTO THE GROUND, SWERVED OFF THE RUNWAY, AND FLIPPED OVER AFTER IMPACTING A GRAVEL PILE.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL YAW AXIS CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE CROSSWIND TAKE OFF.

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