FTW93LA142
FTW93LA142

On May 3, 1993, at 1830 central daylight time, a Cessna 152, N46285, was substantially damaged while maneuvering near Waco, Texas. The instructor pilot and his student were not injured. Weather for the flight was visual meteorological conditions. The airplane was owned and operated by Pegasus Flight Center of Fort Worth, Texas.

During an interview, conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector and in two written statements the instructor pilot and student pilot reported the information contained in this paragraph. The student pilot was flying and requested that the instructor pilot put him through some emergency procedures, "engine out." While practicing a forced landing he began a recovery, however, they reported that the engine did not respond and the instructor pilot took the controls. They further reported that the airplane struck a power line during the recovery phase. The instructor pilot estimated that he was approximately 100 feet above the ground when the wire strike occurred, however, the FAA inspector reported that the power lines were approximately 34 feet above the ground. The pilot continued his flight to Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas, and landed without further incident.

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