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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42330
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N7738F
MSN: 15063838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wilton, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane impacted the ground in a nose down attitude following a loss of control on takeoff. The passenger reported that the pilot 'pulled back [too] hard on the controls causing the airplane to stall.' He further reported that the takeoff roll on the 3,200-foot grass runway 'seemed a little long,' and the aircraft lifted off after about 1,500 feet. The climb appeared to be sluggish and the stall warning audio began to sound right after lift off. A witness reported that the engine was 'running good,' but the 'engine was not at a high rpm.' The witness also stated that the engine was not 'missing or sputtering,' but sounded as though 'it was in a strain, like a lawn mower in tall grass, pulling down.' The airplane's weight at takeoff was calculated at 1613.4 pounds. The maximum gross weight of the airplane is 1,600 pounds. Density altitude was calculated at 2,958 feet. At the accident site, continuity was established to all flight control surfaces. The flaps were found extended to 30 degrees. The manufacturer recommends the use of 10 degrees or less of flaps on takeoff. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain minimum required airspeed for flight, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Factors were the pilot's improper use of flaps during the takeoff climb and the high density altitude.



Revision history:

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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