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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223339
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150
Owner/operator:Bemidji Flying Club Inc.
Registration: N5999T
C/n / msn: 15060699
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bemidgi, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bemidgi, MN (BJI)
Destination airport:Bemidgi, MN (BJI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane encountered a right crosswind gust, and the right wing lifted. He added that “the airplane sidestepped to the left and the left main landing gear wheel assembly separated, and the left-wing tip struck the ground.” The left main landing gear strut contacted the runway surface, and the airplane skidded to a stop.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left main landing gear attachment points.
The METAR at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 180° at 6 knots. The student landed the airplane on runway 13.
The student reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Photographs taken by the pilot during a postaccident examination revealed that an extension casting, which was part of the tailwheel conversion kit, failed where the two lower landing gear strut attachment bolts connect to the extension casting.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control of the airplane during the landing roll, which resulted in a side load and subsequent failure of the left main landing gear extension casting.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2019 20:31 ASN Update Bot Added

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