NTSB Identification: MIA87FA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32040.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 16, 1986 in HATTIESBURG, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24485
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SUPERVISED SOLO FLT. HE STATED THAT HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN 'SCARED' OF LANDINGS & WHEN HE RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT TO LAND, THE WIND SOCK WAS STANDING 'STRAIGHT OUT.' HE LATER STATED THAT HE INTENDED TO CONTINUE FLYING AND THOUGHT THAT HE NEEDED MORE CROSSWIND LANDING TRAINING. HE INITIATED A CROSSWIND LANDING ON RWY 31 AND TOUCHED DOWN WITH FULL FLAPS. ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, BOUNCED AN ESTIMATED 70 FT IN THE AIR, FELL OFF ON ONE WING & CRASHED TO THE GROUND. APRX 28 MI NORTH AT THE PINE BELT REGIONAL ARPT, THE WIND WAS FROM 010 DEG AT 5 KTS. THE ACFT HANDBOOK STATED THAT ONLY MINIMAL FLAP SETTINGS SHOULD BE USED WHEN LANDING IN A CROSSWIND WHILE CONSIDERING THE RWY LENGTH.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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