NTSB Identification: LAX92LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46457.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 22, 1992 in SAN ANDREAS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N2869V
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

WHILE ON A DUAL CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT THE CFI RETARDED THE THROTTLE TO SIMULATE AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE STUDENT PILOT EXECUTED THE EMERGENCY CHECKLIST AND SELECTED A PRIVATELY OWNED 1500 FT BY 50 FT DIRT AIRSTRIP. THE AIRPLANE WAS TOO HIGH WHEN IT APPROACHED THE AIRSTRIP AND THE STUDENT APPLIED FULL FLAPS. THE AIRPLANE WAS STILL TOO HIGH WHEN IT ARRIVED OVER THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE CFI ASSUMED THE CONTROLS AND IMMEDIATELY EXECUTED A SHARP LEFT 360 DEGREE OVERHEAD BANKING MANEUVER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE LANDING COULD STILL BE MADE. WHEN THE AIRPLANE ROLLED OUT IT WAS NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE CFI APPLIED FULL POWER AND THE STUDENT REMINDED THE CFI THAT THE FLAPS WERE FULLY EXTENDED. THE CFI RAISED THE FLAPS BUT WITHIN SECONDS THE AIRPLANE CRASHED BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR'S POOR INFLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION BY PERFORMING A 360 DEGREE TURN MANEUVER AT A LOW ALTITUDE.

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