NTSB Identification: BFO85LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28309.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 24, 1985 in MANASSAS, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4599L
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 REPORTED THAT AFTER THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING, HE OBSERVED ABOUT 1000 BIRDS AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. HE ELECTED TO TURN OFF AT THE 1ST AVAILABLE TAXIWAY. HOWEVER, HIS SPEED WAS TOO FAST TO NEGOTIATE THE TURN & THE ACFT WENT OFF THE HARD SURFACE & ONTO THE GRASS. THE NOSE GEAR SANK INTO SOFT, WET TERRAIN & THE ACFT STOPPED IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. ABOUT 8 TO 10 SEC LATER, THE WIND BLEW THE ACFT OVER. THE PLT HAD LANDED WITH A QUARTERING TAIL WIND.

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

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..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


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BIRD(S)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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