NTSB Identification: MKC89LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38827.
Accident occurred Monday, June 19, 1989 in GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N3148V
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 PLT WAS PRACTICING LNDGS ON HER 1ST SUPRVSD SOLO FLT IN A CESSNA 150. SHE STATED THE ACFT BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES ON THE RWY, SO PWR WAS ADDED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND. AS SHE APPLIED POWER & RAISED THE FLAPS A NOTCH, THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT & COLLIDED WITH TREES, LESS THAN 100 FT SOUTH OF THE RWY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO MAINTAIN PROPER RUNWAY ALIGNMENT, WHILE ABORTING A BOUNCED LANDING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER FLARE AND LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRCRAFT, THE RIGHT CROSSWIND, AND THE PROXIMITY OF TREES.
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