NTSB Identification: CHI88LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36628.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1988 in URBANA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49207
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.

WHILE LANDING AT THE COMPLETION OF HIS FIRST SOLO CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT LANDED LONG AND WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE SELECTED THE SOD RUNWAY INSTEAD OF THE 2,550' X 29' ASPHALT RUNWAY BASED ON FORECAST WINDS WHICH WERE STRONGER THAN ACTUAL WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT OVERRAN THE END OF THE RUNWAY, VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND CAME TO REST IN A STAND OF TREES.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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