NTSB Identification: NYC85LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31392.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 24, 1985 in PERKASIE, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA L-19, registration: N5234G
Injuries: 2 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.

CESSNA L-19,A PRACTICE FLIGHT OF TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS FOR GLIDER TOW OPERATION FOR PHILIDELPHIA GLIDER COUNCIL ENCOUNTER A WIND SHIFT ON LANDING. THE STUDENT PILOT OVER CORRECTED AND THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED. THE INSTUCTOR PILOT AT THIS TIME TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND APPLIED FULL RIGHT RUDDER ALONG WITH HARD BRAKING WHICH STOPPED THE GROUND LOOP. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST 20 DEGREES TO THE LEFT OF CENTERLINE. THE AIRPLANE FLIPPED FORWARD WHEN THE RIGHT GEAR CONTACTED THE RUNWAY AND RIGHT BRAKING WAS APPLIED AND THE GEAR SEPARATED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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