NTSB Identification: LAX83LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20918.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 1983 in FRESNO, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N23415
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 ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING AS A STUDENT PILOT WAS MAKING HIS SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO LANDING. THE ACFT HAD BEEN CLEAREDFOR A TOUCH AND GO LANDING. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN A CROSS WIND CONDITION. HE ATTEMPTED ALIGNMENT OF THE ACFT USING RIGHT AILERON AND RIGHT RUDDER. AFTER A HARD LANDING AND A HIGH BOUNCE THE ACFT APPROACHED A STALL. THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE ACFT AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS. THE WIND WAS 40 DEGREES OFF THE RIGHT OF THE ACFT NOSE AT 9 KTS IN A LOCAL OBSERVATION MADE AT 1601. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 1559. ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR THE WIND HAD INCREASED FOLLOWING A DUAL FLT. WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR MADE THIS OBSERVATION IT WAS TOO LATE TO CONTACT THE STUDENT. THE STUDENT HAD DEPARTED AT 1553.

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:

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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