ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42225
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Date:30-APR-1994
Time:1325
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Hunt Pan Am Aviation
Registration: N190AR
C/n / msn: 15078755
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arroyo City, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD RENTED THE AIRPLANE AND WAS TAKING A FRIEND ON A LOCAL PERSONAL FLIGHT. VIDEO TAPE RECOVERED FROM THE AIRPLANE SHOWED THE AIRPLANE FLYING OVER OPEN FIELDS AT ABOUT 10 FEET AGL. IN THE FINAL SEGMENT OF THE TAPE, A POWER LINE CAME INTO VIEW AND THE COMMENT 'UNDER OR OVER' WAS HEARD, FOLLOWED BY 'OVER.' THE TAPE THEN SHOWED A STEEP PULL UP, FOLLOWED BY STALL WARNING ACTIVATION, A LEFT ROTATION, AND A VERTICAL VIEW OF THE GROUND UNTIL IMPACT. GROUND WITNESSES CONFIRMED THE FINAL MANEUVER. THE VIDEO SHOWED ALL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS WITHIN PARAMETERS AS LATE AS 13 SECONDS BEFORE IMPACT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT STALL DURING THE PULL UP. FACTORS WERE THE LOW PASS, HIS OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY, AND HIS INABILITY TO RECOVER FROM THE STALL DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01092


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