NTSB Identification: FTW88DPJ08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36720.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 20, 1988 in HEAVENER, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68700
Injuries: 1 Minor.

DURING A CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT, THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT FLEW INTO IMC CONDITIONS WHILE DESCENDING. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB INTO VFR CONDITIONS BUT WHEN THAT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL A DESCENT WAS BEGUN IN AN EFFORT TO BREAKOUT INTO VFR CONDITIONS. DURING THE DESCENT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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