NTSB Identification: LAX83LA162.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21877.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1983 in GLENDALE, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N6319S
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 PLT (CFI) REPORTED THAT WHILE THE STUDENT WAS PRACTICING A FULL POWER CLIMB, THE ENG BEGAN A SMOOTH, BUT RELATIVELY RAPID, DECREASE IN POWER TO ABOUT IDLE RPM OR LESS. ALL ATTEMPTS TO RESTORE POWER WERE TO NO AVAIL. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A WHEAT FIELD. DUE TO THERMALS & GUSTY WINDS, HE PLANNED HIS TOUCHDOWN NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD FOR SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, BRAKING WAS INEFFECTIVE DUE TO MOISTURE ON THE WHEAT. THE CFI WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE PLANE BEFORE HITTING A CONCRETE DRAINAGE DITCH AT THE END OF THE FIELD. AFTER HITTING THE DITCH, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM & RUN-UP OF THE ENG REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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