NTSB Identification: DEN86LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32336.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N55297
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI), THE STUDENT WAS MAKING A PRACTICE LANDING WHEN A SUDDEN WINDSHIFT OCCURRED. HE RPRTD THAT WHEN THEY WERE ON THE DOWNWIND FOR THEIR 5TH LANDING, THE WIND WAS FROM THE WSW, BUT JUST BEFORE THE LANDING, IT CHANGED TO A QUARTERING TAILWIND. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT, BUT IT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE MIDPOINT OF THE RWY. RPRTDLY, BRAKING WAS NOT EFFECTIVE SINCE THE WEIGHT OF THE ACFT WAS NOT ON THE GEAR. THE ACFT CONTD OFF THE END OF THE RWY & HIT A TREE. ACCORDING TO THE CFI, BEFORE TAKEOFF, THE WIND WAS FROM THE SW AT 10 KTS. APRX 9 MI SOUTH AT THE ALBUQUERQUE INTL ARPT, THE 1853 MDT SPECIAL WX OBSERVATION SHOWED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 030 DEG AT 20 GUSTING 34 KTS & THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM WITH LIGHT RAIN.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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