NTSB Identification: CHI85LA311.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28037.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 23, 1985 in CULVER, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N32858
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 ATTEMPTING HIS FIRST SOLO LANDING AND HAD DIFFICULTY CORRECTING FOR THE CROSSWIND. WHEN HE WAS OVER THE THRESHOLD, HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES 200 FT FROM THE RWY CENTERLINE. DURING PHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE STUDENT, HE HAD MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CONTROL INPUTS DURING CROSSWIND LANDINGS.

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

CONDITION(S)/STEP(S) INSUFFICIENTLY DEFINED..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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