NTSB Identification: LAX80DVA43
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N2567F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2156  80/4/25  NR.FRESNO,CA          PIPER PA-38         CR-  0  0  1  INSTRUCTIONAL             STUDENT, AGE 34, 80 TOTAL
        TIME - 1815                    N2567F              PX-  0  0  0  TRAINING                  HOURS, ALL IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          SANTA CRUZ,CA               RETURN                       FRESNO,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  LOW ON FUEL
                                  APPROACHING DARKNESS
        REMARKS- PLT FORGOT TO RESET THE DIRECTIONAL GYRO BFR TKOF.ATMTD LNDG ON DIRT ROAD.

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