At 14:11 CDT, Cessna 152 crashed five miles south of the Bong Airport, killing the flight instructor and student pilot. Witnesses reported the flight, which began about 10 minutes before the accident, was the student pilots first instructional flight. A witness said, What attracted my attention was that I became increasingly aware the plane was in an extended dive. I could hear the engine running throughout the entire dive. I looked up and saw the plane in a dive, at an extremely sharp angle of descent, heading west. The plane continued down long past the time I thought it should have pulled up until finally it reached the tree-top of my vision, disappeared from my view and I heard more of a muffled impact thud than an actual explosive sound.