NTSB Identification: FTW95LA163.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 07, 1995 in WACO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94534
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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THE INSTRUCTOR CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT TO SIMULATE AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE STUDENT CONFIGURED THE AIRPLANE FOR A FORCED LANDING APPROACH AND REVIEWED THE ENGINE RESTART PROCEDURES. WHEN HE REALIZED HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THE SELECTED FIELD, THE STUDENT DEPLOYED FULL FLAPS. THE INSTRUCTOR NOTICED A HIGH DESCENT RATE HAD DEVELOPED AND TOLD THE STUDENT TO ABANDON THE APPROACH. THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND WHEN FULL THROTTLE WAS APPLIED AND THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH MESQUITE TREES. THE ENGINE WAS LATER FUNCTIONALLY TESTED AND NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND.

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

TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR REASONS UNDETERMINED. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN ON WHICH TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING.

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