NTSB Identification: ERA11CA138
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 07, 2011 in Meriden, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9622Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot stated that he executed a go-around on the first approach for landing at the destination airport and the second approach for landing was normal. As the airplane touched down, the wind pushed it to the right. The airplane traveled off the right side of the runway and impacted a snow bank, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing spar. The pilot stated that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

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

The student pilot's loss of directional control during the landing rollout, resulting in a runway excursion.

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