NTSB Identification: DEN86LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31980.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in AZTEC, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N63302
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 WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT AFTER A LOCAL FLT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT ABORTED THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT ON RWY 04. DURING THE SECOND LANDING ATTEMPT, THE ACFT RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY, STRUCK A DIRT BANK AND NOSED OVER. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM THE WEST AT 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. THE WIND SOCK AT THE AZTEC ARPT WAS TORN AND THE RWY LIGHTS WERE BELOW STANDARD.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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