NTSB Identification: ATL85LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28765.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 1985 in BARNARDSVILLE, NC
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7AC, registration: N83678
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.

DURING A SUPERVISED SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT, THE STUDENT ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF PWR AT CRUISE. AFTER REACHING HIS FIRST CHECK POINT, THE STUDENT REVERSED COURSE BECAUSE HE DEPARTED ON THE WRONG HEADING. BEFORE REACHING THE FIRST CHECK POINT FOR THE SECOND TIME, THE PWR LOSS WAS SUCH THAT HE COULD NOT CLEAR THE HIGH TERRAIN. HE ELECTED TO REMAIN IN THE VALLEY. WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE HE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING INTO TREES. THE ACFT HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE. THEREFORE, AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENTIRE AIRFRAME AND ENG HAS NOT BEEN PERFORMED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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