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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42349
Last updated: 10 October 2020
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Date:14-AUG-1983
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150D
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4446U
C/n / msn: 15060446
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Granite Falls, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ENGINE WAS IMBEDDED 4 FT INTO THE GROUND. ALL COMPONENTS OF THE ACFT WERE ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA OF THE IMPACT. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT IN A LEFT TURN BEFORE FALLING INTO A LEFT SPIN FOR 3/4 TURN AND STRIKING THE GROUND IN A VERTICAL ATTITUDE. A BURST OF ENGINE POWER WAS HEARD PRIOR TO IMPACT. A LOCAL PILOT WHO HAD FLOWN WITH THE OPERATOR IN THE ACCIDENT ACFT 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THEMISHAP NOTED THAT THE AIRSPEED WAS READING ABOUT 15 MPH HIGH WITH INCIPIENT STALL CHARACTERISTICS NOTED WHEN AIRSPEED READINGS AS HIGH AS 70 MPH. THE OWNER STATED HE WOULD HAVE THE INSTRUMENT RECALIBRATED. NO EVIDENCE OF THIS WORK BEING DONE WAS FOUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44346


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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