NTSB Identification: ATL83LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20699.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in RAEFORD, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N5386Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THAT HE WANTED TO PRACTICE NIGHT LANDINGS. HE MADE ON SUCCESSFUL TOUCH AND GO LANDING. ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT HE WENT LOW ON FINAL AND STRUCK THE TOP OF TREES SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. A VASI WAS IN PLACE ON THE LANDING RUNWAY.THE PILOT HAD FLOWN 6 HRS IN 1983 ALL IN THE PRECEDING 30 DAYS. THIS WAS HIS FIRST NIGHT FLIGHT. HE HAD NOT BEEN ENDOREDFOR SOLO IN THE PRECEDING 90 DAYS.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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