NTSB Identification: MKC89LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37571.
Accident occurred Friday, December 02, 1988 in LITTLE FALLS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65642
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 ATTEMPTING A TOUCH AND GO LDG DURING A STUDENT SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLT, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST DURING THE TAKEOFF PHASE ON THE SNOW PACKED RUNWAY. THE STUDENT PILOT SAID HE HAD NEVER LANDED AND TAKEN OFF UNDER THOSE RUNWAY CONDITIONS. THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT, COLLIDED WITH A SNOW BANK AND FLIPPED INVERTED, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

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

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