Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cessna 150M, N704LE: Accident occurred October 08, 2016 in Beasley, Fort Bend County, Texas

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2016 in Beasley, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704LE
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 8, 2016, about 1850 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N704LE, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Beasley, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Wharton Regional Airport (ARM), Wharton, Texas, about 1600. The intended destination was the Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), Sugar Land, Texas.

The pilot informed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors that the engine lost power during cruise flight. He executed a forced landing to a plowed field. The airplane subsequently nosed over, coming to rest inverted with damage to the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and left wing.

A postaccident examination of the engine is pending.

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