NTSB Identification: ATL82DA077
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 20, 1982 in ALLENDALE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757VV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING A SOLO THREE HUNDRED MILE CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE STRAYED TO THE SOUTH OF HIS INTENDED COURSE. HE SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME DISORIENTED AND AFTER CIRCLING AN AREA FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEGAN TO PANIC AND ELECTED TO LAND. THE FIELD HE SELECTED WAS WET AND SOFT. THE AIRCRAFT HAD OVER TWO HOURS OF FUEL LEFT AND THE SELECTED FIELD TURNED OUT TO BE 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE INTENDED DESTINATION.

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

PANIC..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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