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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173317
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Registration: N10616
C/n / msn: 15074926
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB), Fernandina Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Destination airport:Fernandina Beach, FL (FHB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot was returning to his home airport during a personal cross-country flight. The pilot reported that, during the flight, he experienced a pain in his right shoulder, followed by intense pain in his left shoulder. Although he had experienced pain previously in his right shoulder during long car rides, he had never experienced pain in his left shoulder before. Due to the intense pain, the pilot contacted air traffic control, declared an emergency, and requested that an ambulance wait for his arrival. He attempted to line up to the runway for landing but was unable to do so. The airplane impacted a berm and nosed over about 1/2 mile from the airport. The pilot could not recall any other details after that time. The pilot extricated himself from the inverted airplane and was subsequently taken to a hospital. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation.
During the pilotís postaccident hospital evaluation, no definitive reason for the pain was found. However, considering the pilot's recollection, the intense pain he experienced likely impaired his ability to safely control the airplane and resulted in the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilotís physical impairment due to intense pain, which resulted in his failure to maintain airplane control.


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Revision history:

27-Jan-2015 06:22 Geno Added
28-Jan-2015 19:58 Geno Updated [Phase, Source]
06-Feb-2015 18:44 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Sep-2017 19:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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