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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178197
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Registration: N10424
C/n / msn: 15074853
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Decatur, AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Decatur, AL (PVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he took off from the private grass airstrip with the intention of "buzzing" a friend's property. He stated that after he located the property and observed people outside, he turned the airplane around to begin maneuvering to a lower altitude. He stated that at about 1500 feet mean sea level, he began a descent over a field in the general direction of the property. He said he saw the power lines a short time and distance later, and he advanced the throttle to full power and pulled up on the yoke. He stated that the engine did not produce an immediate response. The airplane collided with the power lines 50 feet above ground level and a subsequent forced landing was attempted in a nearby field. Examination of the airplane wreckage revealed that the firewall sustained extensive damage, the windscreen was broken from mounts, both wings incurred spar and rib damage, the fuselage and tail were buckled and bent, and the nose gear was torn from the fuselage.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance, which resulted in collision with utility wires.



Revision history:

01-Aug-2015 16:11 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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