NTSB Identification: MKC83LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19697.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 1983 in ORD, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4640B
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT ON HIS THIRD TOUCH-AND-GO, HE WAS MOMENTARILY DISTRACTED AND LOOKED DOWN INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT. HE INADVERTENTENTLY PUSHED THE LEFT RUDDER AND WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BEFORE THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND INTO THE SNOW. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT HIT A 3 FT SNOWBANK.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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