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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149342
Last updated: 16 July 2020
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Date:29-SEP-2012
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N66246
C/n / msn: 15075950
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:River Heights Mobile Home Park, Spotsylvania County -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fredricksburg, VA (EZF)
Destination airport:Fredricksburg, VA (EZF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During takeoff in good visibility and calm wind, about 100 feet above ground level, the airplane made a 90-degree left bank and descended in a spiral until impact. The wreckage was located in a residential area, about 1,000 feet from the departure end of the runway. All major components of the airplane were accounted for at the scene. Examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. Toxicological testing of specimens from the pilot revealed results consistent with prior consumption of alcohol at levels that could degrade decision-making and psychomotor performance. Additionally, testing revealed the presence of an antidepressant. Alcohol can aggravate drowsiness caused by the medication; however, the investigation could not determine the degree of interaction between the medication and alcohol.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during initial climb. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's impairment due to alcohol.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120929X81653&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Sep-2012 23:45 gerard57 Added
29-Sep-2012 23:49 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Sep-2012 14:17 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Oct-2012 10:33 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
05-Oct-2012 17:46 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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