NTSB Identification: FTW85LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27708.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 02, 1985 in CORSICANA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68422
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 ON A X-COUNTRY FLT WITH INTERMEDIATE STOPS AT CORSICANA & TERRELL, TX. AT CORSICANA, HE INITIATED A TOUCH & GO LANDING ON A PARTIALLY ICE COVERED RWY. AFTER HE APPLIED POWER TO TAKEOFF, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SWERVE. THE STUDENT STATED THAT THE LEFT WHEEL CAUGHT A SNOWBANK WHICH PULLED HIM TO THE LEFT & THAT HE HAD FAILED TO USE ENOUGH RUDDER TO CORRECT THE SITUATION. AFTER DEPARTING THE RWY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.
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:GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY
SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)
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