NTSB Identification: FTW87LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32919.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 24, 1987 in ALPINE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2592C
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.

STUDENT PILOT ON SOLO FLIGHT ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF IN STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND DRAGGED LEFT WING TIP ON RUNWAY. PILOT LEVELED WINGS AND ATTEMPTED TO LAND AIRCRAFT BUT DEPARTED LEFT SIDE OF RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH DITCH.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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