NTSB Identification: LAX87LA285.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34576.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 28, 1987 in KERNVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52331
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.
DURING A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A LANDING WITH A 6-10 KNOT CROSSWIND. WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH WITH FULL FLAPS AND PWR OFF, THE PLT STATED THAT OVER THE THRESHOLD AT APRX 10 FT AGL IN THE FLARE CONFIGURATION, A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE RIGHT WING AND THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT ADDED FULL PWR AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS TO GO-AROUND, HOWEVER, THE ACFT'S LANDING GEAR CAUGHT ON A BARB WIRE FENCE AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER COLLIDING WITH THE TERRAIN.
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:PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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