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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133220
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Date:25-APR-1994
Time:09:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Guggenheim, Raymond
Registration: N11522
C/n / msn: 15075484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Westminster, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:THV
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On April 25, 1994, at 0957 hours eastern daylight time, N11522, a Cessna 150, operated by the owner/pilot, impacted tress during an uncontrolled descent and was destroyed. The uncontrolled descent occurred while climbing during a go-around attempt at the Clearview Airpark, Westminster, Maryland. The certificated private pilot, the sole occupant, received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight originated from York, Pennsylvania, about 0900 hours and was conducted under 14 CFR 91.

The pilot, age 74, stated that during the first approach to runway 31, he encountered a "strong crosswind" from the right and decided to go around. During the second approach, he attempted to correct for the crosswind, and was "surprised" by a gust of wind. He stated "I took - too late - the decision to go around again. At this moment I was too low, too slow over the woods and stalled."

According to an FAA aviation safety inspector, the airplane impacted trees on the south side of the runway. No mechanical malfunctions were reported.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and the inflight loss of control. A factor is the pilot's failure to do a go around.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001206X01057


Revision history:

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

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