NTSB Identification: MKC88LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37272.
Accident occurred Friday, August 12, 1988 in ST CHARLES, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N96344
Injuries: 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 PLT RPRTD THAT DURING THE FLT, HE ENCTRD THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY, AS WELL AS A DOWNDRAFT, WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF ABOUT 400 FT OF ALT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A CORN FIELD & WAS DAMAGED. ABOUT 13 MI SE AT ST LOUIS, THE VISIBILITY WAS RPRTD TO BE 1.5 MI WITH HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS, HAIL & WIND GUSTS TO 30 KTS.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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