NTSB Identification: LAX87LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32702.
Accident occurred Friday, October 03, 1986 in HAYWARD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6366D
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.

A CESSNA 172N LANDED ADJACENT TO RWY 28L. ACCORDING TO THE FAA THE SOLO STUDENT PLT WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT FOR A STRONG WIND AND LANDED IN A GRASS AREA SOUTH OF THE RUNWAY. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 360 DEG AT 17 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT'S OPERATING HANDBOOK FOR THE CESSNA 172N STATES, 'THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CROSSWIND VELOCITY IS DEPENDENT UPON PILOT CAPABILITY AS WELL AS AIRCRAFT LIMITATIONS. WITH THE AVERAGE PILOT TECHNIQUE, DIRECT CROSSWINDS OF 15 KNOTS CAN BE HANDLED WITH SAFETY. THE STUDENT PLT INDICATED ON HIS PILOT/OPERATOR ACCIDENT REPORT THAT HE HAD ACCUMULATED A TOTAL OF 15 HRS FLIGHT EXPERIENCE, 4.1 HRS OF WHICH AS PIC.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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