NTSB Identification: DEN89LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38325.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 21, 1989 in LARIMORE, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9439B
Injuries: 2 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 CFI SAID THE STUDENT PLT WAS AT THE CONTROLS & WAS MAKING A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING ON RWY 12, WHICH WAS 2800 X 50 FT. THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 10 KTS. THE TRAINEE LANDED LONG, & BY THE TIME THE ACFT WAS RECONFIGURED FOR TAKEOFF, ONLY ABOUT 800 FT OF RWY WAS REMAINING. THE CFI THOUGHT THE TRAINEE WOULD STOP & TAXI BACK FOR TAKEOFF; HOWEVER, THE TRAINEE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE FOR TAKEOFF. AT THAT TIME, THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS, CLOSED THE THROTTLE & ATTEMPTED TO STOP. THE ACFT SLID TO THE LEFT ON THE PACKED SNOW & ICE COVERED RWY, COLLIDED WITH A SNOW BANK BESIDE THE RWY & NOSED OVER.

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

INADEQUATE SUPERVISION BY THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO ATTAIN A PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT, HIS DELAY IN CONFIGURING THE AIRCRAFT & EXECUTING THE GO-AROUND, ICY/SNOWY RUNWAY CONDITIONS, AND THE SNOWBANK.

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