NTSB Identification: ATL88LA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35521.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 12, 1987 in PORTLAND, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5995G
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 PLT RPTD THAT THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RT SIDE OF THE RWY INTO A DITCH WHILE LDG IN X-WIND CONDITIONS. THE STUDENT PLT ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND VELOCITY WAS 10 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 20 KTS. THE STUDENT RPTDLY HAD ABOUT 32 HRS TOTAL FLT EXPERIENCE, WHICH INCLUDED ABOUT 6 HRS TOTAL PIC (SOLO) TIME.

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:

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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