NTSB Identification: MIA89LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38928.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 12, 1989 in OLIVE BRANCH, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4948H
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 LANDING WITH A CROSSWIND, THE STUDENT PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT DURING THE ROLL-OUT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RWY, HIT A DITCH & NOSED OVER. NO PRE-ACDNT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS RPRTD.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT GROUND SWERVE. THE CROSSWIND AND DITCH WERE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.

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