NTSB Identification: MKC84LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24504.
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 1984 in COLUMBIA, MO
Aircraft: CHAMPION AERONCA 7GC, registration: N4889E
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.
THE STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING EMERGENCY PROCEDURES DURING A SOLO FLT. DURING A SIMULATED FORCED LANDING APCH TO A FIELD OF TALL FESCUE GRASS, HE DESCENDED TOO LOW & THE WHEELS ENCOUNTERED THE GRASS WHICH WAS 3 TO 4 FT TALL. THE GRASS SLOWED THE ACFT, IT TOUCHED DOWN & ROLLED ABOUT 30 YARDS, THEN NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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