NTSB Identification: MKC88LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37046.
Accident occurred Monday, July 25, 1988 in UNDERWOOD, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N69240
Injuries: 2 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 CFI AND STUDENT WERE PERFORMING MANEUVERS NEAR UNDERWOOD, IA AS PART OF 14 CFR 61 STU PILOT TRNG. THE ACFT WAS FLOWN FOR ABT 1/2 HR, PRIOR TO THE CFI TAKING CONTROL OF THE ACFT WHEN THE STU EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENG PWR DURING RECOVERY FM A MANEUVER. THE CFI STATED HE ATTMPTD A RESTART OF THE ENG WITH A WINDMILLING PROPELLER. THE CFI THEN MADE AN EMERG LNDG INTO A MATURE SOYBEAN FIELD. DURING THE LNDG ROLL, THE ACFT NOSEGEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT FLIPPED INVERTED. AFTER REMOVAL OF THE ACFT FM THE FIELD, ENG WAS FURTHER INSPECTED AND RUN. ENG CONTROLS WERE CHKD AND FOUND TO OPERATE IN A NRML MANNER. FUEL QUANTITY AND QUALITY WERE CHKD AND FOUND TO BE OK. NO DESCREPANCIES WERE FOUND WITH THE ACFT ENG OR FUEL SYSTEM.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


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