NTSB Identification: ATL86LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30028.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 19, 1986 in WASHINGTON, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1975E
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 STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND DURING LANDING FLARE CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT UPON TOUCHDOWN. IN AN ATTEMPT TO CORRECT FOR THE DRIFT THE STUDENT PILOT APPLIED LEFT BRAKE PRESSURE AS WELL AS LEFT RUDDER PRESSURE AND THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN THE SOFT SOIL.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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