NTSB Identification: NYC87LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35106.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 05, 1987 in PALMYRA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N78506
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 EXPERIENCED UP AND DOWNDRAFTS WHILE ON APPROACH FOR LANDING AT REIGLE AIRPORT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING ROLL OUT, RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, AND ACROSS A GRASS FIELD. THE ACFT THEN NOSED OVER WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL DUG INTO THE WET EARTH AT THE EDGE OF A DIRT FARM FIELD.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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