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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132875
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Date:19-SEP-1994
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Van Passchew, John
Registration: N9247U
C/n / msn: 15078197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:STA4
Destination airport:STA4
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On September 19, 1994, at 1200 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N9247U, was destroyed during a go-around near Houston, Texas. The solo student pilot received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions with calm winds prevailed for the solo instructional flight.

According to the FAA Inspector's report, the pilot was on his first unsupervised solo practicing full stop landings on runway 11 at Westheimer Airport, Houston, Texas. The pilot reported that during a landing, he "felt he would overshoot the runway." He initiated a go-around by applying full power. The aircraft struck the runway at approximately midfield, departed the runway to the left, and became airborne just prior to crossing the parallel taxiway. After traveling approximately 200 yards, the aircraft struck a power line, and then impacted directly below it.
PROBABLE CAUSE:THE PILOT'S LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE GO AROUND.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001206X02253


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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