NTSB Identification: MKC87FA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33980.
Accident occurred Monday, April 20, 1987 in MARION, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67751
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE CFI AND STU WERE PRACTICING APPROACHES TO THE MARION, IOWA ARPT. SEVERAL WITNESSES STATED THAT THE T & G LNDGS WERE UNUSUAL WHICH GAINED THEIR ATTN. ON THE LAST APPCH THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE SLOW DURING THE UNUSUALLY STEEP APPCH. ABT 15 TO 20 FT AGL THE ACFT PITCHED NOSE DOWN UNTIL STRIKING THE RWY. THE ACFT BROKE IN HALF WITH THE NOSE AND WINGS FLIPPING INVERTED. THE WITNESSES THOUGHT THAT THE ACFT HAD STALLED ABV THE RWY CRASHING IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WAS NOTED DURING THE ON SCENE INSPECTION OF THE ACFT.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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