NTSB Identification: CHI85LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26811.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 08, 1984 in ALTON, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94494
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.

WHILE ON A SOLO TRAINING FLT, THE STUDENT PLT FLEW FROM CENTRALIA TO ALTON, IL, & ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO LAND ONRWY 11. THE WIND WAS REPORTED FROM 170 DEG AT 12 KTS GUSTING TO 20 KTS. DURING THE APCH, THE ACFT WAS BLOWN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY WHERE IT TOUCHED DOWN. DUE TO RECENT CONSTRUCTION, THERE WAS AN AREA OF SOFT DIRT BESIDE THE RWY. THE STUDENT STATED THAT THE LEFT GEAR WENT OFF THE RWY INTO THE SOFT TERRAIN & THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY NOSED OVER.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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