NTSB Identification: NYC88LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37212.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 24, 1987 in MENDHAM, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5520H
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 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR HAD SIMULATED AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE INSTRUCTOR PULLED THE THROTTLE TO IDLE AND THE STUDENT WENT THROUGH THE CHECKLIST PROCEDURE FOR EMERGENCY LANDING. WHEN THE STUDENT PLT APPLIED POWER FOR THE GO-AROUND THE ENGINE RESTARTED FOR ABOUT 5-10 SECONDS BUT THEN QUIT AGAIN. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN GEAR FOLLOWED BY THE NOSE WHEEL, DUG INTO THE SOD, AND FLIPPED OVER. THE PILOTS EXTINGUISHED THE POST-ACCIDENT FIRE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING OPERATED IN CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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