NTSB Identification: DEN82DA109
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 18, 1982 in GRAND FORKS, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6145Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ON HIS THIRD SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT WITH A LEFT QUARTERING WIND AT 10 KTS. UPON LANDING, THE STUDENT BEGAN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY, TRAVELED ABOUT 600 FT, AND HIT A DIRT RAMP. AFTER HITTING THE RAMP, THE NOSE GEAR AND PROPELLER WERE BENT BACKWARD, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED, AND THE RIGHT WING WAS DAMAGED. THE STUDENT STATED THAT HE HAD HIT A RABBIT. HOWEVER, AN INSPECTION OF THE RUNWAY REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A DEAD RABBIT AND NO OTHER SIGNS OF HITTING A RABBIT WERE FOUND.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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