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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195926
Last updated: 1 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Registration: N6511S
C/n / msn: 15067311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location: Plum Island Airport (2B2), Newburyport, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Newburyport, MA (2B2)
Destination airport:Newburyport, MA (2B2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll, the pilot’s side window blew open as full power was applied. He added that he “reached over with [his] right hand to close [the] window,” but as he did so, the airplane veered off the runway to the left into a wooded area and impacted terrain. The student pilot reported that he had noticed on previous flights that the window latch was loose and that he had planned to get it fixed but had not done so.
Both wings sustained substantial damage.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's decision to attempt to close the cockpit window during takeoff and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control.


FAA register:

Revision history:

05-Jun-2017 04:40 Geno Added
05-Jun-2017 17:42 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
06-Sep-2017 07:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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