NTSB Identification: MKC87LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33329.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 28, 1987 in FREMONT, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N6978F
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 STUDENT PILOT GOT OFF COURSE ON THE FIRST LEG OF HIS SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. HE LANDED AT AN AIRPORT FOR FUEL AND DIRECTIONS, BUT THE AIRPORT WAS DESERTED. WHEN HE DEPARTED FOR A NEARBY AIRPORT, HE COULD NOT FIND THAT AIRPORT. AFTER THE STUDENT PILOT CALLED THEM ON UNICOM, THEY ATTEMPTED TO LOCATE HIS POSITION BY VISUAL REFERENCES AND ALSO SENT AN AIRPLANE TO ASSIST. WHEN THE STUDENT PILOT STARTED HAVING COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS, HE REALIZED HE WAS GOING AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT AND MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD. HE TOUCHED DOWN LONG, DECIDED AGAINST A GO-AROUND AND WENT THROUGH TWO FENCES AND HIT A TREE.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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