NTSB Identification: CHI83LA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22085.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1983 in HOLLAND, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4805B
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 THE STUDENT PLT WAS TAKING OFF WITH A LEFT CROSSWIND, HE REPORTEDLY BECAME DISTRACTED WHEN HE BECAME AWARE THAT HE WAS APPLYING INCORRECT AILERON DEFLECTION FOR WIND CORRECTION. HE STATED THAT HE CORRECTED THE AILERONS, BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THE ACFT BEGAN GOING OFF THE RWY. IT THEN WENT INTO WEEDS, HIT A DRAINAGE DITCH & NOSED OVER.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

AILERON..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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