NTSB Identification: NYC88LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37215.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 07, 1987 in GROUCESTER TWSP, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6385M
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON A CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT. HE STATED THAT THE VOR WAS INOPERATIVE BUT HE RECOGNIZED THE VOR BY A ROAD THAT PASSED NEAR IT. THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED AND WAS NOT ABLE TO LOCATE A CHECKPOINT. HE DESCENDED TO 1500 FEET, SPOTTED A FIELD AND DECIDED TO LAND. HOWEVER ON LANDING HE CAME IN TOO FAST AND THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A TELEPHONE POLE AND A TREE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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




Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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