NTSB Identification: FTW84LA411.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26646.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N64902
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.

STUDENT PLT DEPARTED ON SUPERVISED SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLT TO SPECIFIC DESTINATION AND RETURN. INSTEAD, PLT LANDED AT UNIMPROVED FIELD WITHOUT REQUIRED PRIOR OPERATOR APPROVAL AND EMBARKED HIS WIFE AS A PASSENGER FOR A LOCAL FLIGHT. ON RETURN FROM LOCAL FLT, A POOR LANDING APPROACH NECESSITATED A GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO-AROUND, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED. ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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OBJECT..FENCE


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INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS..PILOT IN COMMAND


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INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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