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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42231
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Date:02-AUG-1998
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Charis Air Corporation
Registration: N704ZY
MSN: 15079014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Worthington, MA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Westfield, MA (BAF)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot was operating on a local aerial photography flight with a photographer. Witnesses observed the airplane make two circles over the area, with the second pass lower than the first pass. One witness heard the engine sputter followed by an impact, while two other witnesses said the engine was running until impact. Onsite investigation revealed the airplane had slid down a tree and impacted on its left side. The throttle and mixture were found full forward with the carburetor heat knob partially extended. Some of the spark plugs were covered with soot. Fuel was found in the wing tanks, the fuel line leading to the carburetor, and the inside the carburetor. Pieces of cut wood more than 4 inches across was found near the base of the tree that the airplane slid down. The airplane was removed and the engine ran with no hesitation observed. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed due to diverted attention.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10932


Revision history:

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

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