NTSB Identification: LAX88FA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36477.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 02, 1988 in CHANDLER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6227H
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

DURING A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB JUST AFTER TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRCRAFT. THE PLT HAD BEEN TAUGHT TO USE REFERENCES OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT TO ESTABLISH A CLIMB ATTITUDE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT HE SAID HE DID NOT KNOW THE STALL SPEED OF THE ACFT.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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