NTSB Identification: CHI82DA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 12, 1982 in ELYRIA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49952
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE STUDENT WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS. WHILE TAXIING AFTER THE FIRST LANDING HE DETECTED A NOTICABLY BAD SHIMMY. HE CONTINUED HIS TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS, AND DURING THE LAST LANDING HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK. LATER INVESTIGATION REVEALED A DEFECTIVE NOSE GEAR SHIMMY DAMPER.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..DISABLED


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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