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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37190
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Date:01-SEP-1996
Time:21:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8380G
C/n / msn: 15062480
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jones, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bastrop, LA (2F8)
Destination airport:Greenville, MS (GLH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Before flight, the non-instrument rated pilot received a weather briefing and was advised that 'VFR was not recommended' due to IFR conditions along the route. The airplane was observed to takeoff on runway 34, then it disappeared into the fog. At about 2105, residents in the vicinity of the accident site (about 18 miles from the departure point) heard 'the steady engine sound of a low flying airplane followed by the sound of impact.' A search was initiated, and the airplane was found where it had impacted the ground in an estimated 25 degree descent. Ground visibility at the site was reported to be 'less than 50 feet in heavy wet fog.' Examination of the aircraft and engine at the accident site did not disclose any mechanical problems or evidence of preimpact malfunction. CAUSE: VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions (VMC), and failure of the pilot (PIC) to maintain control of the airplane after becoming spatially disorientation. Factors relating to the accident were: darkness, the adverse weather condition (fog and obscuration), and the pilot's lack of instrument experience.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06713


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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