NTSB Identification: FTW89LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38406.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 05, 1988 in WINNSBORO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N69008
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 CHECKED THE WX FOR HIS SOLO X/C AND WAS ADVISED OF STRONG WINDS AND MODERATE TURBULENCE. THE SUPERVISING FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WAS AWARE OF THE WX REPORT AND ALLOWED THE STUDENT TO DEPART, ALTHOUGH ALL LATER X/C FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED DUE TO THE FORECAST WINDS AND TURBULENCE. WHILE ON THE SECOND LEG, THE STUDENT ENCOUNTERED WHAT HE CALLED SEVERE TURBULENCE, AND DIVERTED TO THE CLOSEST ARPT FOR LANDING. ACCORDING TO HIS DRAWN ACCOUNT OF THE ACCIDENT, HE APPLIED FULL POWER JUST BEFORE CROSSING THE END OF THE RUNWAY, TOUCHED DOWN, ROLLED FOR A SHORT DISTANCE THEN LIFTED OFF IN A RIGHT CLIMBING TURN. THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED OVER ONE LINE OF TREES BUT IMPACTED A SECOND GROUP OF TREES AND THE TERRAIN. RUNWAY 35 WAS USED, AND A WITNESS SAID THE WINDS WERE FROM 330 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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