NTSB Identification: DEN84LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22429.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 05, 1983 in GRAND FORKS, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93844
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 VEERED OFF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER IN THE SOFT GRASS DURING LANDING. THE CFI AND STUDENT HAD BEEN PRACTICING CROSSWIND LANDINGS ON RWY 26 WITH THE WIND FROM 290 DEGREES AT 11 KTS. AFTER THE LANDINGS THE CFI GOT OUT OF ACFT SO THAT THE STUDENT COULD CONTINUED AS SOLO. ONCE AIRBORNE THE TOWER CHANGED THE LANDING RUNWAY TO 35. THE STUDENT ACCEPTED THE CHANGE AND WAS LANDING VERY WELL ON THE 1ST SOLO LANDING UNTIL THE NOSE GEAR WAS LOWERED. AT THIS POINT THE ACFT VEERED OFF AND NOSED OVER. THE CHIEF FLT INSTRUCTOR SAID 'THE CROSSWIND SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY THE TOWER AND PLT. ALSO THE MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE MORE AWARE OF WIND AND WEATHER AND HOW THEY AFFECT ACFT PRIOR TO A DECISION TO DO ARPT CHECKS. CONTINUED USE OF RWY 26 MAY HAVE AVOIDED THIS ACCIDENT'.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT MAINTAINED..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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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