NTSB Identification: ATL87LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34955.
Accident occurred Friday, August 07, 1987 in NEW ALBANY, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6341B
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 AIRPLANE NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LDG IN A SOFT FIELD. THE CFI REPORTED THAT HE HAD INITIATED A SIMULATED ENGINE POWER LOSS AT ABOUT 2200 FT AGL BY EITHER PULLING THE MIXTURE CONTROL OR BY TURNING OFF THE FUEL SELECTOR; HE COULD NOT RECALL SPECIFICALLY WHICH METHOD HE USED. HIS INTENT WAS TO HAVE HIS STUDENT PRACTICE A SIMULATED FORCED LDG. THE ENGINE COMPLETELY LOST POWER AND THE STUDENT ESTABLISHED A GLIDE AND WENT THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES CHECKLIST. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT HE SUBSEQUENTLY FOUND THE FUEL SELECTOR IN THE OFF POSITION AS HE WENT THROUGH THE CHECKLIST. THE SELECTOR WAS TURNED BACK ON, AND UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO RESTART THE ENGINE. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION/ FAILURE. THE FAA FLIGHT TRAINING HANDBOOK (AC61-21A) INDICATES THAT A SIMULATED POWER LOSS SHOULD BE INITIATED BY RETARDING THE ENGINE THROTTLE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..SWITCHED OFF

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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