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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137970
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:14-AUG-2011
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6953S
C/n / msn: 15067653
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Sabetha Municipal Airport - KK38 -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sabetha, KS (K83)
Destination airport:Sabetha, KS (K83)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to witnesses, the airplane stalled four times while on final approach; the airplane would pull up, and then the nose would drop. The airplane finally nosed over from an altitude of 35 to 40 feet and impacted terrain. The pilot did not hold a valid pilot certificate and had been denied medical certification for, among other things, bilateral cataracts. The pilot reported no flight time in the preceding 90 days, and additionally reported that the airplane had no mechanical malfunctions or failures prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in a stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of certification to act as a pilot and his lack of recent experience.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110815X44012&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2011 02:16 gerard57 Added
16-Aug-2011 04:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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