NTSB Identification: LAX87LA321.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34719.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 02, 1987 in UPLAND, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152C, registration: N757HK
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 DUAL INSTRUCTION FLIGHT COMPLETED 2 FULL STOP LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 06 AT THE CABLE AIRPORT. ON THE NEXT TAKEOFF THE FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AFTER TURNING ON THE CROSSWIND LEG. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT TOOK THE CONTROLS AND TURNED TO THE DOWNWIND LEG BUT THE SETTLING PERSISTED. ALTHOUGH NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE REPORTED, THE INSTRUCTOR DID NOT CONSIDER THAT HE COULD MAKE IT BACK TO THE AIRPORT. HE ELECTED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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