NTSB Identification: ATL87LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33185.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 1987 in CHINA GROVE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N704EA
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.

DURING A SUPERVISED SOLO CROSSCOUNTRY FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THAT HE GOT LOST AND WAS UNABLE TO VISUALLY LOCATE HIS CHECK POINT. AFTER ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT APPROACH CONTROL FOR RADAR FIXES, THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT ANY AIRCRAFT PROBLEM.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VFR PROCEDURES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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