NTSB Identification: CHI86LA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30281.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 08, 1986 in CHARLOTTE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N50255
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 STUDENT WAS PERFORMING A PRACTICE APPROACH TO AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A FROZEN, SNOW COVERED LAKE. AFTER HE HAD FLOWN TO AN ALTITUDE LOW OVER THE LAKE THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS. AT THIS POINT THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A RIDGE OF SNOW AND CAME TO A STOP ON THE LAKE. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT SOONER. HE ALSO STATED THAT HAD THE APPROACH BEEN FLOWN CLOSER TO THE EDGE OF THE LAKE, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO JUDGE HIS HEIGHT ABOVE THE SNOW BETTER.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..DUAL STUDENT

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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