NTSB Identification: MKC87LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32487.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 22, 1987 in COFFEYVILLE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4924H
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 FLEW FROM TULSA, OK TO COFFEYVILLE, KS TO TAKE HIS PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT TEST. STUDENT DID NOT CHECK WEATHER OR NOTAMS AND RELIED ON INFORMATION FROM THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND WAS NOT AWARE OF THE NOTAM THAT THERE WAS A 50-FOOT WIDE STRIP CLEARED OF SNOW ON THE RUNWAY. INSTRUCTOR REMEMBERS GETTING WEATHER BRIEFING FROM CHANUTE, KS FSS BUT DOES NOT REMEMBER ASKING ABOUT NOTAMS. INSTRUCTOR STATED WINDS FOR STUDENT LANDING AT COFFEYVILLE WERE NOT AS BRIEFED BY FSS. STUDENT PILOT SAID HE LANDED ON RUNWAY 35 AND CROSSWIND PUSHED AIRPLANE INTO SNOWBANK. CHANUTE FSS WINDS BEFORE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 310 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS, WINDS NEXT HOUR WERE FROM 310 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 22 KNOTS.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

NOTAMS..NOT IDENTIFIED..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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