NTSB Identification: FTW88LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36475.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 12, 1988 in SLIDELL, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25999
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 STUDENT PILOT LANDED ON THE PRIVATE STRIP TO PICK UP A PASSENGER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF HE SMELLED SMOKE AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THE ENGINE STARTED CUTTING OUT. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE TOPS OF TALL TREES, THENA FENCE, AND THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND BENEATH HIGH VOLTAGE LINES. DURING A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION, NO EVIDENCE OF FIREOR SMOKE DAMAGE WAS FOUND. HOWEVER, THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL WAS FOUND IN THE ON POSITION AND THE FLAPS WERE FOUND INTHE FULL DOWN POSITION. AFTER A PROPELLER CHANGE, THE ENGINE WAS RUN AND THE OPERATION WAS NORMAL. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS ABOVE 4,000 FEET. THE AIRSTRIP USED FOR DEPARTURE WAS A PRIVATE STRIP WITH VERY HIGH GRASS THROUGHOUT THE STRIP. STUDENT PILOTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO CARRY PASSENGERS.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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