NTSB Identification: NYC82DA064
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 30, 1982 in RONKONKOMA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757QC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE THE STUDENT WAS ON A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE WIND SHIFTED FROM 240 DEGREES (DOWN THE RUNWAY) TO 180 DEGREES. AFTER RETURNING, THE STUDENT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING ON RUNWAY 24. THE DOWNWIND LEG WAS EXTENDED TO ACCOMMODATE DEPARTING TRAFFIC. WHEN ON A SHORT FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN DRIFTING RIGHT, WHILE THE STUDENT WAS CORRECTING HIS ALIGNMENT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE RUNWAY HARD, BOUNCED, THEN DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT STRUCK A RUNWAY LIGHT AND FLIPPED OVER.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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