NTSB Identification: FTW86LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29027.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 12, 1985 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49958
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 WAS INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HIS LEFT HAND ON THE CONTROLS DURING THE TAKEOFF. AFTER LIFTOFF THE CFI FELT THAT THE ACFT WAS CLIMBTING TOO STEEPLY. HE TOLD THE STUDENT TO GET OFF THE CONTROLS, THINKING THAT HE WAS APPLYING TOO MUCH BACK PRESSURE. THE CFI STILL FELT THAT THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING TOO STEEPLY AND A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT OVERRAN THE REMAINING RWY AND GRASS AREA BEYOND THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT'S CONTROL SYSTEM WAS DISCOVERED ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE PLT AT A LATER DATE.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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