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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150528
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N8375G
C/n / msn: 15062475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Quinn Field Airport - KGTE, Gothenburg, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gothenburg, NE (GTE)
Destination airport:Gothenburg, NE (GTE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was conducting a solo instructional flight in the airport traffic area at the time of the accident. A pilot entering the traffic pattern at the time that the accident pilot was conducting takeoffs and landings reported that, during the accident pilotís third landing, the accident airplane was ďextremely low,Ē not more than 200 feet above ground level (agl), on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern. He noted that the normal pattern altitude was 800 feet agl. He stated that the accident pilot subsequently landed and took off again and that he observed the accident airplane on initial climb after takeoff and beginning to turn to the crosswind leg, but that he did not observe the remainder of the accident pilotís flight in the traffic pattern or the accident sequence. There were no other witnesses. The student pilot was approaching for a fourth landing when the accident occurred; the airplane came to rest inverted short of the runway threshold. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any evidence of a preimpact failure or malfunction that would have precluded normal operation. The damage to the nose of the airplane is consistent with a high-impact angle of about 45 degrees. The high-impact angle and lack of significant ground travel after impact is consistent with a loss of control precipitated by an inadvertent aerodynamic stall.

Probable Cause: The student pilotís failure to maintain adequate airspeed on final approach, which resulted in an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and subsequent impact with terrain.


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Revision history:

05-Nov-2012 07:09 gerard57 Added
05-Nov-2012 10:22 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Nature]
05-Nov-2012 10:32 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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