NTSB Identification: MKC89LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38265.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 28, 1989 in GRAND RAPIDS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6418D
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 PRACTICING TAKE-OFFS AND LDGS, THE STUDENT PILOT SAID THAT PRIOR TO TOUCH-DOWN DURING THE LANDING FLARE, A GUST OF WIND CAUSED HIM TO LOSE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A SNOW BANK, THEN OVERTURNED. A 60 DEGREE CROSSWIND OF ABOUT 10 KNOTS EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE FOR THE CROSSWIND CONDITIONS. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS.

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