NTSB Identification: MKC89LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38422.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1988 in CREVE COEUR, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757YE
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 PILOT SAID THAT AFTER PRACTICING LOCALLY AND RETURNING TO THE BASE AIRPORT, HE DISCOVERED THE WINDS TO BE GREATER THAN ANTICIPATED. ON HIS THIRD ATTEMPT TO LAND, HE BOUNCED TWICE, THEN LOST CONTROL AND HIT NOSE FIRST ON THE RUNWAY. AN EIGHTY DEGREE CROSSWIND OF 18, GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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