NTSB Identification: MKC89LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38267.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 01, 1989 in CROOKSTON, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5329B
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 PERFORMING 4 OR 5 TOUCH AND GOES WITH THE INSTRUCTOR ONBOARD, THE CFI DEPLANNED AND SIGNED THE STUDENT OFF FOR FIRST SOLO FLIGHT. THE FIRST LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT INCIDENT, BUT ON THE SECOND LANDING, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST, AND THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO DEEPER SNOW AND NOSED OVER. THE RUNWAY HAD BEEN PLOWED, BUT WAS STILL COVERED WITH PATCHES OF ICE AND SNOW. THE PLT SAID THE RUNWAY SURFACE WAS QUITE ROUGH IN PLACES.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING THE LANDING ROLL. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE ICY/SNOW COVERED RUNWAY.

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