NTSB Identification: LAX85LA307.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29812.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in FALL RIVER MILL, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94295
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT, ON HER FIRST SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLT, DEPARTED FOR A PLANNED 97 NM, 67 MIN TRIP. WHILE ENROUTE, THE WINDS ALOFT INCREASED IN VELOCITY AND THE STUDENT FAILED TO ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE FOR THE DRIFT. THE STUDENT BECAME LOST, & AFTER FLYING FOR NEARLY 2 HOURS & PROCEEDING 75 NM NORTH OF HER PLANNED DESTINATION, THE PLT ATTEMPTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE FIRST LDG ATTEMPT WAS ABORTED & DURING THE GO-AROUND THE ACFT STALLED, DESCENDED, COLLIDED WITH A BERM & NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RADAR ASSISTANCE TO VFR AIRCRAFT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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