NTSB Identification: SEA83LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20266.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in NEAR KENT, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25320
Injuries: 2 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 AND STUDENT ENCOUNTERED EXTREME TURBULENCE DURING A CLIMB TO 2000 FEET SO THE TOOK THE CONTROLS AND THE RETARDED POWER TO LOWER SPEED AND LOSE ALTITUDE. DESCENT WAS MADE FROM 1800 FEET TO 1300 FEET BEFORE THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED AND WHEN IT WAS THERE WAS NO ENGINE RESPONSE. A LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED ON A HIGHWAY WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESTART. DURING THE LANDING THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A SIGN WHILE THE PILOT MANEUVERED TO AVOID TRAFFIC. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT WENT THROUGH A SERIES OF YAWING, SLIDING MANEUVERS UNTIL IT STOPPED ON THE SHOULDER OFHIGHWAY 18. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE ENGINE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY STARTED AND IT IDLED SATISFACTORILY.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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