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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226430
Last updated: 22 June 2019
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Date:20-OCT-2007
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150K
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6157G
C/n / msn: 15071657
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Flora, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Jackson, MS (HKS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While conducting a go-around from a simulated forced landing, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. Low altitude precluded an engine restart and the flight instructor elected to conduct a forced landing in a nearby corn field. Unable to align with the plowed rows, the flight instructor landed perpendicular to the rows and subsequently nosed over. Analysis of the engine revealed fuel contaminated with water in the gascolator and carburetor bowl. The inspecting personnel reported that both components were properly sealed to prevent water intrusion.

Probable Cause: Loss of engine power due to fuel contamination. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20071025X01658&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report


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