NTSB Identification: BFO88FA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37197.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in WARRENTON, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757ER
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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE FLYING STRAIGHT AND LEVEL WHEN THE SOUNDS OF THE ENG WERE HEARD TO INCREASE. THE ONLY WITNESS SAW THE ACFT NOSE OVER AND DIVE INTO THE GROUND. RADAR TRACKING OF THE ACFT FLT PATH CONFIRMS THIS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE THIS WAS THE STUDENT-PLTS FIRST FLT AND THAT HE WAS UNDER A GREAT DEAL OF PRESSURE. EXAM OF THE ACFT AND ENG DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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