NTSB Identification: FTW83LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22075.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 07, 1983 in DONNA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6648G
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.

ACCORDING TO THE STUDENT PLT, HE WAS PRACTICING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY LANDING & HAD ABORTED THE APPROACH WHEN THE ACFT BANKED TO THE LEFT, WENT OUT OF CONTROL & CRASHED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HIT A PALM TREE, APRX 60 FT TALL, THEN CAME TO REST ABOUT 250 FT BEYOND THE TREE. THE STUDENT STATED THAT HE DID NOT THINK HE HIT THE TREE. THE ACFT CAME TO REST ON A FIELD WHERE HIS FRIEND WAS WORKING. THE FLT SCHOOL, WHERE HE RECEIVED TRAINING, HAD RULES PROHIBITING SIMULATED FORCED LANDINGS ON SOLO FLTS & REQUIRED A COMPLETE ACFT RECOVERY BY 500 FT AGL.

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

GO-AROUND..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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