NTSB Identification: NYC87LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35108.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 25, 1987 in PRINCETON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4837P
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 LEVELED OFF AT A HIGHER THAN NORMAL ALTITUDE DURING LANDING. HE ATTEMPTED TO SLOW THE DESCENT RATE BY ADDING POWER. THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT AND THE PILOT CONTEMPLATED ABORTING THE LANDING. BEFORE HE COULD INITIATE ADDING POWER, HOWEVER, THE LEFT WHEEL CAUGHT IN THE SNOW AND FLIPPED THE AIRCRAFT OVER.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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