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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 136922
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N66286
C/n / msn: 15075976
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Triumvirate Glacier nr. Beluga Lake, about 48 miles from Anchorage, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (Z41)
Destination airport:Anchorage, AK (Z41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot departed from an off-airport site with one passenger. The passenger stated that the last thing that he remembered was the airplane being about 200 feet in the air. The wreckage came to rest at the base of a large berm adjacent to the takeoff site. An on-scene examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of any preaccident mechanical deficiencies. Ground impact scars and the damage to the airplane were consistent with a high-energy impact, indicative of an aerodynamic stall. Given the lack of mechanical deficiencies with the airplane and engine, and the nature of the damage to the airplane, it is likely that the pilot inadvertently stalled the airplane at a low altitude and was unable to recover.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain adequate airspeed during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Revision history:

27-Jun-2011 15:39 gerard57 Added
27-Jun-2011 15:40 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants]
27-Jun-2011 16:12 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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