NTSB Identification: CHI83LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21130.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in THREE OAKS, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N704RX
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) & HIS STUDENT HAD STARTED FLYING AT APRX 1900 EST. THE PURPOSE WAS TO GIVE THE STUDENT APRX 3 HRS OF NIGHT INSTRUCTION. A REFUELING STOP WAS MADE AT SOUTH BEND, IN. ACCORDING TO THE STUDENT, THE CFI STAYED IN THE ACFT DURING THE REFUELING. THE STUDENT THOUGHT THAT THE CFI WAS TIRED & WAS RESTING IN THE ACFT. SEVERAL LANDINGS WERE MADE AT DIFFERENT ARPTS IN THE AREA. ON THE 2ND APCH TO THE OSELKA ARPT, THE ACFT STRUCK THE ROOF OF A BARN WHILE ON FINAL. IT THEN IMPACTED A DITCH JUST SHORT OF THE RWY & NOSED OVER. REPORTEDLY, THE CFI HAD BEEN WORKING SINCE 1000 EST THAT MORNING.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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