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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42235
Last updated: 6 December 2020
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Date:12-MAY-1983
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Whitley's Flight Service
Registration: N21991
C/n / msn: 15074595
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cheraw, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE STUDENT WAS ON HIS 5TH DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLT & WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS WITH HIS INSTRUCTOR. THEY HAD COMPLETED 3 OR 4 LANDINGS & WERE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR ANOTHER WHEN AN INTENSE THUNDERSTORM CLOUD MOVED OVER THE ARPT. A PLT/WITNESS STATED THAT A HI WIND DEVELOPED & WAS BLOWING DOWN RWY 25, ON WHICH THE AIRCREW WERE PRACTICING LANDINGS. AS THE ACFT WAS ROCKED BY THE WIND, THE AIRCREW APPLIED POWER & INITIATED A GO-AROUND. REPORTEDLY, AIRCREW APPLIED FULL POWER, BUT THE ACFT COULD NOT GAIN ALT & SKIMMED ALONG THE RWY AT AN ESTIMATED 30 TO 50 FT. ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY, IT ENTERED A SHALLOW LEFT TURN, THEN FELL NOSE DOWN, CRASHED & BURNED. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE FLAP JACKSCREW WAS FOUND IN A POSITION THAT CORRESPONDED TO ABOUT 20 DEG OF FLAPS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42862


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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