NTSB Identification: BFO89LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37582.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 08, 1988 in LEESBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93031
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 STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR (CFI) MADE A NORMAL APCH AT 60 KIAS WITH 30 DEGS OF FLAPS. WHEN APRX 100 TO 200 FT AGL, THE ACFT BEGAN TO DESCEND BELOW THE DESIRED GLIDEPATH. THE STUDENT ADDED POWER AND INCREASED PITCH ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND AND THE AIRSPEED DECREASED TO 40 KIAS. THE CFI SAID HE TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT AS IT BEGAN TO STALL AND LOWERED THE NOSE TO INCREASE AIRSPEED; HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND. IT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NOSE LOW, LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE. NEITHER PILOT REPORTED ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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