NTSB Identification: NYC98LA169.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 16, 1998 in JACKSON TWNSHP, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N89144
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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The private pilot wanted to have her commercial maneuvers evaluated by her flight instructor (check pilot). She also asked, and he agreed, that they could make a pass by her parents' house so they could see her fly. After the private pilot made a low pass, the flight instructor took control of the airplane about 500 feet above ground, then pulled it up until it entered a stall/spin. The aircraft then descended impacting tress and terrain.

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

The flight (check pilot) instructor's excessive pull-up maneuver and his inadvertent entry into a low altitude stall/spin.

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