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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42998
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N714FX
C/n / msn: 15079152
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Armorel, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness described 'the plane involved in a spin with the nose pointed toward the ground and the tail of the plane was spinning.' The autopsy and the pilot's mother revealed extensive surgeries that were not admitted on the pilot's medical application. Entries in the pilot's logbook included 'bombs practice 2 passes 1 drop' 'hammerheads,' and 'bomb run.' The pilot (as a student) made maintenance entries returning the airplane to service. FAA regulations do not permit student pilots to perform maintenance. Local authorities reported that the passenger had a history of drug abuse and sheriff personnel had responded to the pilot's residence numerous times on domestic disturbances. The pilot's mother reported that the passenger's obsession with her son and his medical condition created tension in her son's life. Toxicology was positive for marihuana (0.008 ug/ml blood; 0.059 ug/ml urine), methamphetamine (1.150 ug/ml blood; 14.600 urine), and amphetamine (0.047 ug/ml blood; 0.372 ug/ml urine). According to Dr. Canfield of CAMI, the level of methamphetamine would 'likely cause significant impairment of judgment in the cockpit.' CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT OF JUDGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE DUE TO DRUGS WHICH LED TO HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED AND RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL/SPIN. FACTORS WERE THE PILOT'S OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS.



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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