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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237742
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Registration: N22393
MSN: 15068251
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Orchard, Kitsap County, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bremerton-Polacca Airport, WA (PWT/KPWT)
Destination airport:Vaughan Ranch Airfield, WA (WN13)
The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

There were two witnesses to the accident, one near the approach end of the runway and one near the
departure end. The airplane approached the airport from the east and entered the left traffic pattern for
runway 02. One witness described final approach as unstabilized, high, and fast. The airplane continued
to descend and when it was about of the way down the runway the airplane disappeared behind a
berm. A few seconds later, the airplane came back to view and was at about 30 feet above ground level.
The engine sounded as if it was at "full power" and one witness observed the flaps were still extended.
The airplane appeared to be flying slowly and struggling to climb, as if it was "hanging onto a stall."
The airplane began a right bank towards rising terrain and trees. The airplane's bank angle increased
before the airplane impacted the trees in a "knife edge" attitude and dropped to the ground.

Both witnesses further reported that the airport has very tight margins and is a one-way airport. The
north end of the runway is 50 feet higher than the south end; therefore, landings are limited to the north
(uphill), and takeoffs to the south. Go-arounds are very difficult in all but high-performance aircraft.

METAR KPWT 082256Z AUTO 21004KT 10SM OVC048 20/12 A3008 [8NM west]



Revision history:

09-Jul-2020 07:02 gerard57 Added
09-Jul-2020 09:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2020 11:54 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
25-Jun-2021 19:01 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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