NTSB Identification: FTW83LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21531.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 23, 1983 in SUGARLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N66730
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 HAD BECOME LOST & LANDED ON A DIRT ROAD TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS BACK TO HIS HOME ARPT. AFTER RECEIVING DIRECTIONS, HE TURNED THE ACFT AROUND & STARTED TO TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, BEFORE REACHING FLYING SPEED, THE ACFT STRUCK A PARTIALLY BURIED PIPE & VEERED OFF THE ROAD. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN IT DUG INTO SOFT TERRAIN ADJACENT TO THE ROAD & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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