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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186906
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N8619G
C/n / msn: 15062719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC), Ponca City, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ponca City, OK (PNC)
Destination airport:Ponca City, OK (PNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot stated that, during the landing flare at the conclusion of a local flight, the airplane's nose "shot up drastically." The pilot "gently" pressed forward on the controls to lower the nose, and the airplane pitched down and impacted the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed that a bolt that attached the left elevator to the control system was not installed, and the FAA inspector reported that the bolt was found undamaged inside the elevator tip. According to the pilot, maintenance personnel had recently removed the left elevator, and it is likely that they failed to properly secure the bolt when they reinstalled the elevator.
Probable Cause: Maintenance personnel's improper installation of the elevator bolt, which resulted in a loss of elevator control during landing.


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Revision history:

02-May-2016 01:28 Geno Added
02-May-2016 15:08 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 16:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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