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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144872
Last updated: 5 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Registration: N6616S
C/n / msn: 15067416
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Crest Airpark - S36, Kent, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Shelton, WA (SHN)
Destination airport:Kent, WA (S36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he was on a personal cross-country flight to visit friends and that he had intended to land at a private uncontrolled airstrip; however, he did not recall the events leading up to the accident. A witness in the area reported hearing an unusual sound that drew his attention to the airplane. He observed the airplane flying about 20 ft above the ground in a 90-degree, right-wing-low attitude when it collided with trees. The airplane came to rest inverted about midfield of the airstrip on a street adjacent to the airstrip in a residential neighborhood. A postaccident airframe and engine examination revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. It is likely that, while the pilot was maneuvering the airplane on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern for the destination airstrip, he failed to maintain control and subsequently collided with trees.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering in the traffic pattern, which resulted in a collision with trees.



Revision history:

08-Apr-2012 01:23 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
10-Apr-2012 05:23 Penu Updated [Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Apr-2012 21:03 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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