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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42318
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Date:14-AUG-1990
Time:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N459AE
C/n / msn: 15066604
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ridgeway, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Martinsville, VA
Destination airport:Ridgeway, VA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED THE AIRPLANE WAS ON A GO-AROUND, WHEN IT DESCENDED AND STRUCK THE GROUND. SOME OF THE WITNESSES REPORTED THE FLAPS WERE EXTENDED AND THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING AT FULL POWER DURING THE GO-AROUND. ONE WITNESS SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING NEAR STALL SPEED BEFORE IT DESCENDED. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE PASSENGER/OWNER WAS SEATED IN THE LEFT SEAT, AND HE HAD ABOUT 3 HOURS OF TOTAL TIME. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL AND INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH THE TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X23902


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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