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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44314
Last updated: 2 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N45339
C/n / msn: 15076855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crystal Springs, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Crystal Springs, MS (M11)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
While attempting to perform a go-around maneuver during dark night conditions, the 141-hour private pilot lost control of the airplane and impacted the ground in a near vertical position. An examination of the wreckage revealed the flaps were found in the 40-degree extended position. No other pre-impact anomalies were noted with the engine or airframe. A review of the Cessna 150 Owners Manual revealed that the proper procedure for performing a go-around maneuver was to initially retract the wing flaps to 20 degrees until 65 MPH was established. The remaining flaps were then to be retracted slowly.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to retract the flaps during the go-around and his failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. A contributing factor was the dark night conditions.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 10:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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