NTSB Identification: ATL88LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37929.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 02, 1988 in REIDSVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N26045
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 PLT RPRTD THAT WHILE LANDING, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO VEER TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY & INTO A DITCH. A CROSSWIND WAS BLOWING FROM THE LEFT AT THE TIME. THE OPERATOR RPRTD THAT TIRE MARKS FROM THE NOSE & RIGHT MAIN GEAR WERE VISIBLE ON THE RWY. THE STUDENT HAD ABOUT 8 HRS OF SOLO EXPERIENCE.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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