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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137270
Last updated: 16 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N9416U
C/n / msn: 15078364
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Pace Airport - VA02, Henry County, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Ridgeway, VA (VA02)
Destination airport:Morriston, TN (MOR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The certified flight instructor (CFI) and his student completed the preflight inspection and engine run up. The airplane became airborne about 1/3 way down the runway, climbed slowly and collided with trees at the departure end of the runway. The airplane descended, impacted the ground and came to rest inverted. A postaccident examination revealed the airplane was at or slightly over the maximum takeoff weight, and the flaps were set at 10-degrees. According to the airplane's pilot operating handbook, the best rate of climb with no obstacles should be performed with zero flaps. The CFI reported that there were no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to takeoff using a flap setting higher than the manufacturer's recommended setting for takeoff.



Revision history:

06-Jul-2011 00:48 gerard57 Added
06-Jul-2011 00:50 gerard57 Updated [Date]
06-Jul-2011 02:25 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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