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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135096
Last updated: 31 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150
Registration: N7745E
C/n / msn: 17545
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Anchorage, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK
Destination airport:Anchorage, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial certificated pilot was landing a wheel-equipped airplane at a private gravel-covered airstrip during a Title 14, CFR Part 91 personal flight. The pilot said he inadvertently allowed the airplane to touchdown about 23 feet short of the airstrip, and the airplane's nosewheel collided with a dirt embankment. The nosewheel collapsed, but the airplane continued the landing roll on the gravel-covered airstrip. During the landing roll an engine compartment fire ensued. After the pilot exited, fire consumed the entire airplane. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudged distance/altitude during final approach, which resulted in an undershoot and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain. A factor associated with the accident was a landing gear collapse.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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