NTSB Identification: LAX82FVD11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 13, 1982 in NAVATO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6346Q
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT, THE STUDENT PILOT MADE ONE TOUCH AND GO LANDING AND NOTICED GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS. HE ELECTED TO MAKE THE NEXT LANDING TO A FULL STOP. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING FLARE, HE LOST CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS BLOWN OFF OF THE RUNWAY. IT COLLIDED WITH A ESTUARY BANK ABOUT 100 YARDS EAST OF THE RUNWAY. THE WIND WAS ESTIMATED TO BE FROM 240 DEGREES AT 10 GUSTING 15 KNOTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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