NTSB Identification: CHI89LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40779.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 03, 1989 in ANSONIA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N63452
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 INITIATED A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT AFTER HAVING BEEN WARNED OF SEVERE WEATHER & AN INCOMING STORM. HE ENCOUNTERED A STRONG WIND, WHILE LANDING AT THE 2ND STOP, TIED THE ACFT DOWN AFTER LANDING UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDED, THEN TOOK OFF ON THE RETURN FLT. HE SAID THAT ON THE LAST LEG OF THE FLT, THE SKY SUDDENLY TURNED DARK & HE ENCOUNTERED RAIN THAT WAS 'SO HARD' HE COULDN'T SEE OUT OF THE WINDSHIELD. HE TRIED TO TURN AROUND & MAINTAIN A CONSTANT ALT & AIRSPEED, BUT THE ACFT WAS BEING PITCHED UNCONTROLLABLY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A FIELD. THE STUDENT RECEIVED ONLY MINOR INJURIES, THOUGH THE ACFT WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER BY THE STUDENT PILOT, AND HIS INADVERTENT DESCENT INTO THE TERRAIN. THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION WAS A RELATED FACTOR.

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