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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42275
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1987
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N10103
C/n / msn: 15074796
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Naranjito, PR -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Juan, PR (JIG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE REPORTED TO BE ON A PERSONAL FLIGHT DURING THEIR LUNCH HOUR. THEY DEPARTED FROM ISLA GRANDE AIRPORT AND PROCEEDED TO A DIRT AIRSTRIP AT NARANJITO, PR. AT NARANJITO, WITNESSES SAW THE AIRPLANE GO INTO A LOW PASS OVER THE DIRT STRIP, THEN ENTER A SPIRALING CLIMB TO THE LEFT. AT ABOUT 400 TO 500 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE NOISE STOPPED, AND THEN THE AIRPLANE ENTERED A SPIN AND CRASHED ON THE SOUTHEAST END OF THE STRIP. AFTER IMPACT, A FIRE ERUPTED, AND THE AIRPLANE WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. DURING A POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL AND FILTER. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30117


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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