NTSB Identification: ANC85FA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28253.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 11, 1985 in BIG LAKE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93180
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 GLIDER PLT WAS IN TRAINING FOR A SINGLE ENG LAND RATING & WAS INDORSED FOR SOLO FLT. DURING HER TRAINING, SHE & HER INSTRUCTOR PLT HAD LANDED AT THE BIG LAKE ARPT. SHE THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS HER APPROVAL TO LAND THERE SOLO. HOWEVER, THERE WERE SANDY SOFT SPOTS ON THE GRAVEL RWY & THE OPERATOR STATED THAT THE STUDENT WAS NOT CLEARED FOR SOLO LANDINGS AT THAT ARPT. DURING THE LANDING, THE STUDENT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE ACFT & IT VEERED OFF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE LEFT WING HIT THE GROUND.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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