NTSB Identification: FTW93LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50548.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 20, 1993 in ADKINS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N6623S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PERFORMING LOW LEVEL PASSES OVER HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP WHEN THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING IMPACTED A FENCE POST DURING A MANEUVER. HE LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, PUT DUCT TAPE ON THE IMPACTED AREA OF THE LEADING EDGE, AND FLEW BACK TO HIS DEPARTURE AIRPORT. HE DID NOT REPORT THE EVENT. SEVERAL DAYS LATER, AN FAA INSPECTOR SAW THE AIRPLANE AT A REPAIR STATION AND NOTED THE FRACTURED LEFT WING SPAR. HE THEN INTERVIEWED THE STUDENT AND HIS INSTRUCTOR. THE STUDENT STATED THAT DURING THE LOW PASS OVER HIS AIRSTRIP, HIS ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED MOMENTARILY DUE TO AN OPEN ENGINE COWLING INSPECTION DOOR

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE WHILE MANEUVERING. A FACTOR WAS THE STUDENT'S DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM THE OPEN ENGINE INSPECTION DOOR

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