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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37672
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Date:06-FEB-1997
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N714EE
C/n / msn: 15079113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Larchwood, IA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Zangger Vintage Airpark (2VA)
Destination airport:Luverne, MN (D19)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The weather reported at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, fifteen miles from the takeoff airport was IFR with freezing fog with 1/4 mile visibility and 100 feet vertical visibility, with the temperature at -8 degrees and the dew point at -8 degrees. A witness who lived at the departure airport reported she saw the aircraft start its takeoff roll. She reported that she could not believe the airplane was actually departing because of the dense fog. The airplane impacted the ground about one half mile east from the departure end of runway 18. The flight controls and engine exhibited continuity. All cylinders had compression. The propeller exhibited rotational scoring and twisting. The pilot did not have an instrument rating. CAUSE: the noninstrument-rated pilot's takeoff into instrument meteorological conditions. The weather was a factor.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07383


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]
27-Nov-2018 20:38 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]

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