NTSB Identification: CHI88LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37634.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1988 in HOBART, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N95472
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 ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRACTICING CROSSWIND TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, THE STUDENT PILOT FAILED TO ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE FOR THE CROSSWIND AND EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL SHORTLY AFTER THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT; THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, AND THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A PINE TREE.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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