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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37670
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Date:01-OCT-1994
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3654J
C/n / msn: 15064954
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lamberton, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:St. James, MN (D40)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PILOT TOOK OFF FROM A GRAVEL ROAD NEXT TO HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW'S FARM. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE MADE ONE PASS NORTH TO SOUTH AND A SECOND PASS WEST TO EAST JUST SOUTH OF THE FARM HOUSE. WITNESSES STATED THE AIRPLANE WAS AT AN ALTITUDE OF A FEW HUNDRED FEET. AS THE PILOT PULLED UP SHARPLY, THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE DROPPED, AND THE AIRPLANE BEGAN ROTATING TO THE RIGHT. THE WITNESSES REPORTED THE ENGINE NOISE DECREASED BUT THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RUN DURING THE DESCENT. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A PLOWED FIELD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTING REVEALED 0.153 UG/ML CHLORPHENIRAMINE (AN OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTIHISTAMINE) IN LIVER FLUID, 0.478 UG/ML IN SPLEEN FLUID. THERAPEUTIC LEVEL IS 0.016-0.070 UG/ML IN BLOOD SPECIMENS. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed. A factor in the accident was the pilot's ostentatious display by buzzing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02392


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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