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NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                          NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
   Report Number:                        DEN89LA073 
   Local Date:                           02/06/1989
   Local Time:                           15:30 CST
   State:                                ND    
   City:                                 GRAND FORKS                        
   Airport Name:                         GRAND FORKS INTL         
   Airport Id:                           GFK   
   Event Type:                           ACCIDENT
   Injury Severity:                      NONE   
   Report Status:                        FINAL      
   Mid Air Collision:                    NO 

Operations Information

Category of Operation:                GENERAL AVIATION       
   Aircraft Type:                        AIRPLANE       
   Aircraft Damage:                      SUBSTANTIAL      
   Phase of Flight:                      520 TAKEOFF                                           
   Aircraft Make/Model:                  CESSNA CE-152-XXX               
   Operator Doing Business As:                                         
   Operator Name:                        UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA    
   Operator Code:                            
   Operator:                                                                       
   Owner Name:                           BOBALOUIE AVIATION, INC.      

Narrative

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS ON HIS FIRST 
   SUPERVISED SOLO. AFTER LANDING ON RWY 26, A 4,300 X 100 FT CONCRETE 
   RWY, THE PILOT ADDED POWER AND ALLOWED THE ACFT TO TURN LEFT OF THE 
   CENTERLINE. RIGHT RUDDER WAS APPLIED BUT DID NOT CORRECT THE LEFT TURN. 
   THE AC FT CONTACTED A SNOW BANK AND GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT. THE ACFT 
   CAME TO REST OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY.

Sequence of Events

Occurrence #: 1  260 LOSS OF CONTROL - ON GROUND/WATER
   Phase of Operation: 521 TAKEOFF - ROLL/RUN

           Findings
           Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor

   1b.   24563(S) - 3100(M) - 4000(P)
         TOUCH-AND-GO - ATTEMPTED - PILOT IN COMMAND
   2b.   24537(S) - 3123(M) - 4000(P)  Cause
         GROUND LOOP/SWERVE - NOT CORRECTED - PILOT IN COMMAND
   2dir. 34330(S) - 5000(P)  Cause
         LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE - PILOT IN COMMAND

   Occurrence #: 2  320 ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
   Phase of Operation: 521 TAKEOFF - ROLL/RUN

           Findings
           Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor

   1a.   19200(S) - 2423(M)  Factor
         TERRAIN CONDITION - SNOWBANK

Probable Cause

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO CORRECT A GROUND LOOP SWERVE.  A LACK OF 
   TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.

Aircraft Information

Number of Seats:                      2  
   Aircraft Use:                         INSTRUCTIONAL      
   Type of Operation:                    14 CFR 91 
   Domestic/International:                            
   Passenger/Cargo:                                        
   Registration Number:                  89038 
   Air Carrier Operating Certificates:   
   Aircraft Fire:                        NONE

                  Injuries
          Fatal  Serious  Minor  None
   Crew      0       0       0      1
   Pass      0       0       0      0
   Other     0       0       0      0
   Invlvd    0       0       0      1

   Landing Gear:                         TRICYCLE-FIXED
   Certificated Maximum Gross Weight:    1670
   Engine Make:                          LYCOMING     
   Engine Model:                         0-235-L2C    
   Number of Engines:                    1 
   Engine Type:                          RECIPROCATING-CARBURETOR    

Environment/Operations Information

Basic Weather Conditions:             VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (VMC)  
   Wind Direction (deg):                 260
   Wind Speed (knots):                   8
   Visibility (sm):                      15
   Visibility RVR (ft):                  0
   Visibility RVV (sm):                  0
   Cloud Height Above Ground Level (ft): 7000
   Visibility Restrictions:              NONE
   Precipitation Type:                   NONE
   Light Condition:                      DAYLIGHT
   Departure Airport Id:                 GFK 
   Departure City:                       
   Departure State:                        
   Destination Airport Id:               GFK 
   Destination City:                     
   Destination State:                      
   Flight Plan Filed:                    NONE
   ATC Clearance:                        NONE
   VFR Approach/Landing:                 TOUCH AND GO
   Event Location:                       ON AIRPORT

Pilot-in-Command

Certificates:                         STUDENT
   Ratings:
     Plane:                              NONE
     Non-Plane:                          NONE
     Instrument:                         NONE
   Had Current BFR:                      
   Months Since Last BFR:
   Medical Certificate:                  CLASS 1
   Medical Certificate Validity:         VALID MEDICAL-WITH WAIVERS/LIMITATIONS

              Flight Time (Hours)
   Total       :      9  Last 24 Hrs :    2
   Make/Model  :      9  Last 30 Days:    9
   Instrument  :      1  Last 90 Days:    9
   Multi-Engine:      0  Rotorcraft  :    0