NTSB Identification: FTW01LA045.
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Accident occurred Thursday, January 04, 2001 in BRISTOW, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N68472
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The student pilot reported that a crosswind kept the airplane left of the runway's centerline. The airplane's left main landing gear struck a snow bank and the airplane veered off the runway. The pilot applied full power; however, the airplane nosed down, the left wing and propeller struck the ground, and the airplane returned to a level attitude before coming to rest.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind conditions, which resulted in the airplane striking a snow bank during the landing flare/touchdown. A factor was the crosswind weather condition. Full narrative available
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