NTSB Identification: FTW82FA069
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1982 in FORT WORTH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3942
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PILOT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT MIDWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH A RIGHT CROSSWIND. WITNESSES STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE WIND SHIFTED FROM WEST TO NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO ABOUT 30 KNOTS. THE INSTRUCTOR REALIZED THE AIRCRAFT COULD NOT BE STOPPED BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE RUNWAY, TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS, AND INITIATED A GO-AROUND. THE AIRCRAFT LIFTED OFF THE GROUND ABOUT 500 FEET FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AT 60 KNOTS BUT FAILED TO CLIMB. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE AND DRIFTED LEFT. THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND STRUCK THE GROUND.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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