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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38738
Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:10-FEB-1984
Time:18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150D
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4361U
C/n / msn: 15060361
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wanatah, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marion, IL (MWA)
Destination airport:Three Oaks, MI (39C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AT ABOUT 1716 CST, THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT CONTACTED A FSS, REPORTED HE WAS IN THE CLOUDS WITH ABOUT 1 HR OF FUEL ON BOARD & REQUESTED 'VECTOR ME SOMEPLACE.' HE WAS TOLD THAT INDIANAPOLIS WAS VFR, BUT THE PLT STATED THAT HE COULD NOT REACH INDIANAPOLIS & REQUESTED VECTORS TO THE PORTER COUNTY MUNI airport AT VALPARAISO. TWO ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO MAKE AN ILS/VOR APCH TO RWY 27. HOWEVER, RADIO CONTACT WITH THE PLT WAS LOST & THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 6 MI WEST OF THE ARPT. THE ACFT CAME TO REST, INVERTED, ABOUT 250 FT FROM THE INITIAL IMPACT WITH THE GROUND. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED ONLY 2 GAL OF FUEL WAS REMAINING. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38717


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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