NTSB Identification: CEN14CA187
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 05, 2014 in Larimore, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N510ND
Injuries: 2 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 wind was from the southwest at 6 to 10 knots when the pilot began a soft-field takeoff on runway 12. The airplane lifted off the ground and drifted rapidly towards the left side of the runway. Because of the nose high attitude, the instructor was unaware how close the airplane was to the runway edge. The pilot attempted to correct, but the left wheel contacted the snow bank unevenly and the airplane nosed over.

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

Failure of the pilot to attain and maintain sufficient control inputs to compensate for the crosswind. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's failure to adequately monitor the pilot and the flight.

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