NTSB Identification: CHI85FEE03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28460.
Accident occurred Friday, July 05, 1985 in PLAINFIELD, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N5356Q
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 DEPARTED CHICAGO MIDWAY & FLEW TO THE CLOW ARPT TO PRACTICE TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS. ON DOWNWIND AT CLOW, THE WIND BLEW THE ACFT TOWARD THE ARPT, CAUSING IT TO BE TOO CLOSE IN TO THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE STUDENT OVERSHOT THE TURN TO FINAL APCH & CONTD THE APCH BY ANGLING BACK TOWARD THE RWY. WHEN THE ACFT LANDED, IT WAS STILL ANGLED TO THE LEFT & WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE STUDENT STEERED IT BACK ON THE RWY & INITIATED A GO-AROUND. AT ABOUT 75 FT AGL, THE ACFT BEGAN TURNING LEFT, THEN STALLED, ENTERED A STEEP DESCENT & CRASHED. THE STUDENT THOUGHT SHE HAD RETRACTED THE FLAPS, BUT THE FLAPS & FLAP SELECTOR WERE FOUND IN THE DOWN POSITION. THE WIND WAS REPORTED AS VARIABLE FROM 290 TO 310 DEG AT 13 TO 21 KTS.

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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