NTSB Identification: CHI88LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36186.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1988 in FAIRMONT, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5317K
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 ATTEMPTING TO LAND. JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT RESULTING IN THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERING A STALL AND COLLIDING WITH THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS LANDING TO THE NORTHEAST ON RUNWAY 02, BUT PROP AND SKID MARKS ON THE RUNWAY INDICATE THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT ON RUNWAY 20. THE WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 11 KNOTS GUSTING TO 16 KNOTS.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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