NTSB Identification: FTW82DA325
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 11, 1982 in SANDIA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7651T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND (PIC) REPORTED THAT HE WAS OF MEXICAN NATIONALITY, HAD A MEXICAN MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, AND WAS AN INSTRUCTOR PILOT. HE HAD A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF ONLY 230 HRS. THE AIRCRAFT HAD DEPARTED SANDIA, TX ON A LOCAL TRAINING FLIGHT ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. WHILE LANDING, THE STUDENT PILOT WAS FLYING THE AIRCRAFT AND LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE PIC TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, BUT IT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE GUSTING TO 15 KNOTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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