NTSB Identification: SEA84LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25229.
Accident occurred Friday, July 20, 1984 in RENO, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N48745
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.

ACCORDING TO THE CFI, WHEN HE & HIS STUDENT WERE ON APPROACH FOR LANDING ON RWY 16R, HE RECEIVED A REPORT OF WIND SHEAR.THE CFI STATED THAT HE WAS INSTRUCTING HIS STUDENT IN THE 'WING DOWN' METHOD FOR X-WIND LANDINGS & THE ACFT TOUCHED-DOWNON ITS RIGHT WHEEL FIRST. THEREAFTER, THE LEFT WHEEL & NOSE WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN. THE CFI REPORTED THAT FOLLOWING THIS A 'STRONG WIND BURST (250 DEG. AT 10 TO 15 KTS.) HIT THE ACFT, VEERING IT SHARPLY TO THE LEFT.' THE CFI REPORTEDLY ADDED FULL POWER IN A RECOVERY ATTEMPT, BUT CONTROL WAS LOST AS THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE. TO AVOID STALLING, THE CFI STATED THAT HE 'NOSED THE ACFT OVER.' THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A MOUND OF DIRT PILED BESIDE A DRAINAGE DITCH BETWEEN THE RUNWAYS & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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