NTSB Identification: MKC83LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19693.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 30, 1983 in SEDAN, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N47526
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 PILOT WAS ON THE RETURN LEG OF A ROUND ROBIN CROSS COUNTRY WHEN THE ENCOUNTERED CLOUDS AND DIVERTED TO CUSHING, OK. LATER, WHEN HE DEPARTED FROM CUSHING, HE FORGOT TO RESET HIS DIRECTIONAL GYRO TO CORRESPOND WITH THE MAGNETIC COMPASS. WHEN HIS PLANNED 20 MINUTE FLIGHT DID NOT TAKE HIM TO HIS DESTINATION, HE USED TWO VOR STATIONS TO LOCATE HIMSELF NEAR SEDAN, KS. HE FLEW AROUND THE AIRPORT AND SAW THE WIND SOCK, THEN DECIDED TO LAND TO THE WEST. HOWEVER, THE WIND SOCK WAS INDICATING A WIND FROM THE EAST. HE LANDED WITH A TAIL WIND AND TOUCHED DOWN LONG ON THE WET, GRASS RUNWAY. REPORTEDLY, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINING BY THE TIME HE TOUCHED DOWN AND HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN THE REMAINING DISTANCE. THE AIRCRAFT SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, HIT A FENCE AND FLIPPED OVER.

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

HEADING INDICATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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