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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176353
Last updated: 25 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N6160K
C/n / msn: 15077561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Marion, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Marion, IN (MZZ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane, operated as an instructional flight, impacted terrain during initial climb over runway 33 with 20 degrees of flaps. The airplane's Pilot's Operating Handbook states the flaps are to be retracted for best angle and rate of climb. The airplane was witnessed to have descended into the ground in a nose low attitude resulting in damage and a wreckage distribution consistent with a stall. The flight instructor sustained a two inch laceration above his left eye and reported head pain; he was not using his available shoulder harness. The student pilot stated that a weight and balance was not performed for the flight. According to weight and balance information and reported weights, the airplane's takeoff weight exceeded the gross weight of the airplane. The Aviation Instructor's Handbook, states a flight instructor must carefully observe all regulations and recognized safety practices during all flight operations and such habits make the instructor more effective by encouraging students to develop similar habits.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning/decision to ensure adequate takeoff performance by the improper use of flaps and failure to establish the aircraft was within weight and balance limitations.



Revision history:

24-May-2015 17:17 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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