NTSB Identification: LAX87LA349.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34620.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 22, 1987 in SANTA MONICA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N5366K
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, ON HIS FIRST SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT, EXECUTED TWO FULL STOP LANDINGS WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON THE NEXT LANDING, THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT APPARENTLY CAUGHT A GUST OF WIND AND BALLOONED. HE INDICATED THAT HE OVER-CORRECTED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED DOWN INTO THE RUNWAY RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO IT.

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

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

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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