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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178323
Last updated: 10 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Henderson Aviation
Registration: N3568V
C/n / msn: 15076550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gilmer County Airport (49A), Ellijay, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ellijay, GA (49A)
Destination airport:Calhoun, GA (CZL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he applied power for night time takeoff and lifted off the runway. The airplane reached a height about 5 feet above the ground, and the pilot stated he could not see the runway lights and felt he was in a black hole. The airplane descended to the runway and bounced hard. Despite efforts from the pilot to control the airplane, it veered left, exited the runway, and went down an eight to ten foot high embankment impacting terrain. The airplane came to rest inverted and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain and maintain sufficient airspeed during takeoff which resulted in a descent, loss of directional control, and a runway excursion.


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Revision history:

05-Aug-2015 15:07 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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