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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173723
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:10-JAN-2004
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150E
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3088J
C/n / msn: 150-6118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Princeton, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Macon, MO (K89)
Destination airport:Princeton, MO (7MO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane sustained substantial damage when it nosed over on contact with a snow drift during a night landing. The pilot stated, "On approach slowed to 60 [knots] airspeed and three notches flaps on touchdown the wheels seemed to slow that pulled nose wheel down and it seemed to slow also, when the nose wheel slowed I lost control, veered to the left somewhat. At about 150 feet the plane flipped tail over nose at edge of runway. Upon exiting plane, determined there was 6" to 8" of snow [at] 1830 PM." The pilot did not list any mechanical malfunctions in reference to the flight. The airport did not issue any notice to airmen (NOTAM) to the Flight Service Station concerning the runway conditions present at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The encounter with the unknown snow drifts during landing. The factors were the snow drifts, night, and the airport's failure to issue a NOTAM on the runway conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040113X00058&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2015 07:49 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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