NTSB Identification: MIA88FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36125.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1988 in KISSIMMEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5211E
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED AT ABOUT 2000 FT SW BOUND & THE SOUND OF THE ENG COULD BE HEARD. THE ACFT WAS NEXT OBSERVED ABOUT A MINUTE LATER INBOUND AT ABOUT 50 FT & ENG SOUND COULD BE HEARD. THE WITNESS HEARD A 'POOF' SOUND & THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED INVERTED. THE WITNESS SAID HE DID NOT REPORT THE INCIDENT AS HE OBSERVED SOME MOBILE HOMES IN THE AREA & ASSUMED IF THERE HAD BEEN AN ACCIDENT, THE RESIDENTS WOULD HAVE REPORTED IT. THE WRECKAGE OF THE INVERTED ACFT WAS DISCOVERED IN THE REMOTE AREA THE NEXT MORNING. THE CFI & HIS STUDENT HAD BEEN KILLED ON IMPACT. THE ACFT HAD STRUCK SOME 40 FT PINE TREES WITH THE LEFT WING WHILE ON INITIAL CLIMB FROM A COW PASTURE THEN ROLLED INVERTED. THE TREES ARE ON THE N SIDE OF THE PASTURE & THE WINDS WERE NRTHLY AT THE TIME. THE MOBILE HOMES WERE HUNTING CABINS & WERE VACANT AT THE TIME. THE OWNER OF THE ACFT STATED THE TRNG FLT WAS TO INCLUDE FORCED LDG PRACTICE.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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