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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138122
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N2870S
C/n / msn: 15066770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cavanaugh Bay Airport - K66S, near Priest Lake, Coolin, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chattaroy, WA (KWN8)
Destination airport:Cavanaugh Bay, ID (66S)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he recalled making a normal approach to a grass strip runway with a known 8- to 10-knot tailwind, but he did not remember the accident itself. One of two witnesses reported that the airplane appeared to be flying slower than normal on final approach, and both reported seeing the airplane begin to go around and hearing the engine at high power. The airplane then pitched up into a nose high attitude and entered a rapid descent consistent with an aerodynamic stall and spin. The airplane wreckage was located 150 yards from the boundary of the grass strip, resting on its nose, with the tail oriented vertically. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain adequate airspeed during an attempt to execute a go-around with a tailwind condition, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and spin.



Revision history:

24-Aug-2011 01:32 gerard57 Added
24-Aug-2011 03:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Aug-2011 08:17 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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