NTSB Identification: CHI83LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20760.
Accident occurred Friday, April 22, 1983 in CHAMPAIGN, IL
Aircraft: BEECH BE-19-180, registration: N5101R
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 DRIFTED ACROSS THE RUNWAY IN A CROSSWIND AND COLLIDED WITH A RUNWAY LIGHT. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD TAKEN OFF ON RUNWAY 22 FOR HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT. THE TOWER CHANGED RUNWAYS ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AND MADE 04 THE ACTIVE. THE WIND WAS 150 DEGREES AT 8 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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