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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226491
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N6471F
MSN: 15063071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Elkader Airport (I27), Elkader, IA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Elkader, IA (I27)
Destination airport:Elkader, IA (I27)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the approach and just before landing, he aborted the landing because he felt that the airplane was too high above the runway to land safely. As he configured the airplane to go around, the airplane flew about 150 ft beyond the runway, and the right wing struck treetops and then impacted terrain. The pilot added that quicker power application and flap configuration would have prevented the accident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and the empennage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Probable Cause: The pilot's delayed decision to go around, which resulted in a collision with trees and terrain.


FAA register:

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


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

23-Jun-2019 19:34 Geno Added
19-Apr-2020 07:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
19-Apr-2020 09:20 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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