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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215439
Last updated: 22 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Registration: N23398
C/n / msn: 15068928
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Statesville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Statesville, NC (SVH)
Destination airport:Statesville, NC (SVH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot receiving instructionís attorney reported that the pilot was performing routine pattern work; during landing, the airplane encountered turbulence and wind gusts. He added that, a strong gust of wind blew the right wing up, which pushed the airplane to the left side of the runway. Subsequently, the airplane came to rest partially off the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.
The attorney reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 200į at 12 knots, gusting to 18 knots. The pilot landed on runway 10.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain crosswind correction during landing and the flight instructorís delayed remedial action. Contributing to the accident was the pilotís and flight instructorís decision to land with gusting tailwinds.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Sep-2018 18:15 ASN Update Bot Added

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