NTSB Identification: NYC90LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42593.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 1990 in HILLTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N1ZT
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 COMMERCIAL-RATED PILOT WAS RECEIVING INSTRUCTION & TRAINING FROM A CFI IN PREPARATION FOR A BFR. DURING A LOW LEVEL APPROACH TO A PRIVATE STRIP, THE LEFT WING DIPPED AND STRUCK TREES AT THE APPROACH END OF THE AIRSTRIP. THE AIRPLANE VEERED LEFT, CRASHED NOSE DOWN, LEFT WING LOW AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE CFI REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON GLIDE PATH, '... BUT A LITTLE LEFT OF CENTERLINE ... (PILOT) WAS CORRECTING SO (I) DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.'

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

THE PILOT RECEIVING TRAINING MISJUDGED THE AIRPLANE'S DISTANCE FROM THE RUNWAY AND ALTITUDE ABOVE THE TREES. IN ADDITION, THE CFI FAILED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION.

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