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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42272
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Date:02-JUL-1989
Time:15:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N16004
C/n / msn: 15073403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sugar Grove, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:West Chicago, IL (DPA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT PILOT WERE ATTEMPTING TO CONDUCT TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIRPORT. FIRST GUST FROM A THUNDERSTORM WAS ENCOUNTERED, WHILE THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. WITNESSES ESTIMATED THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT 300 TO 400 FEET ON THE DOWNWIND LEG, WHEN THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A SPIN. NO RECOVERY WAS MADE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND UNCONTROLLED. CAUSE: FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED ABOVE STALL SPEED, AND A STALL/SPIN ENCOUNTERED WITH INADEQUATE ALTITUDE FOR RECOVERY. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THUNDERSTORM, PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING NOT OBTAINED AND POOR WEATHER EVALUATION BY THE PILOT.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X28754


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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