NTSB Identification: ATL86LLT07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30983.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 25, 1986 in DYERSBURG, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93472
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ON THE EDGE OF A 5000 FT OPEN FIELD DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING AFTER THE STUDENT PLT ON HIS FIRST SOLO X-COUNTRY BECAME LOST & CONFUSED. HE LANDED OFF ARPT EVEN THOUGH HE STILL HAD ABOUT 3 HRS FUEL. WX WAS NOT THREATENING AND HE WAS IN RADIO CONTACT WITH MEMPHIS CENTER WHO WAS TRYING TO HELP. THE STUDENT'S CFI THOUGHT THAT THE LANDING WAS THE RESULT OF PANIC AND POOR JUDGEMENT. THE STUDENT PLT FAILED TO SHUT OFF THE SWITCHES & FUEL AFTER THE ACC AND THE ACFT BURNED COMPLETELY.

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

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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