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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144402
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Aero Maintenance Flight Center
Registration: N18677
C/n / msn: 15074036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:About three miles northwest of Goble, Oregon. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KVUO
Destination airport:KVUO
Investigating agency: NTSB
A Cessna 150L, N18677, crashed under unknown circumstances near the Oregon side of the Columbia River about three miles northwest of Goble, Oregon.
The aircraft minus the outboard section of the right wing was found in a steep nose down position in a field. The outer right wing section was found 200 yards away where it had impacted a tall conifer tree.

Both occupants, a flight instructor and student, were killed.

Official excerpt from NTSB:
The dual instructional flight was operated in an area where light rain, fog, and overcast ceilings were present. As the flight proceeded, it entered a hilly area with steady rain, low ceilings, and dense ground fog that extended to above tree height. While maneuvering in that area, the pilots did not maintain sufficient altitude, and the airplane impacted a tree that was likely hard to see because of the reduced visibility. Postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor's decision to continue flight into the area of reduced visibility and the pilots’ subsequent failure to maintain clearance from the hilly terrain while operating in an area of low ceilings, rain, and fog.

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Revision history:

15-Mar-2012 10:15 gerard57 Added
15-Mar-2012 13:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Embed code]
15-Mar-2012 16:36 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Mar-2012 23:27 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Mar-2012 23:32 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Oct-2014 16:57 Biggyniner Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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