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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42332
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Date:02-JUN-1994
Time:19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7972F
C/n / msn: 15064072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bloomingburg, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD RETURNED AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL 40-MINUTE FLIGHT WITH A PASSENGER. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, AFTER THE PASSENGER HAD DISEMBARKED, THE PILOT TOOK OFF AGAIN. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE'S TAKEOFF ROLL AND REPORTED NOTHING UNUSUAL. DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT AND SUDDENLY PITCH DOWN AS ITS WINGS ROCKED BACK AND FORTH. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND DESCENDED INTO TERRAIN IN A NOSE-DOWN ATTITUDE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DID NOT REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THE SUN WAS POSITIONED NEAR THE DIRECTION OF THE TAKEOFF. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED. THIS LED TO A STALL DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF AND CLIMB AT AN ALTITUDE THAT DID NOT PERMIT A RECOVERY. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PRESENCE OF SUNGLARE DURING THE TAKEOFF, WHICH RESTRICTED VISUAL CUES.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01442


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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