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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44504
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Date:13-MAY-2005
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N704JJ
C/n / msn: 15078645
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Elk River, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Elk River, ID (ID85)
Destination airport:Lewiston, ID (LWS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses reported observing the airplane enter a left climbing turn over rising terrain after taking off to the south. The airplane subsequently impacted trees with its left wing before impacting the ground in a nose down attitude. The pilot reported that his passenger, who was in excess of 6 feet tall, had a habit of placing his feet on the rudder pedals during flight. The pilot stated that after taking off and entering a left turn, he noticed the turn wasn't coordinated, the result of the passenger having his feet on the rudder pedals. The pilot said that he attempted to return to the airport, but the passenger "freaked out" and grabbed the control yoke, resulting in the pilot losing control of the airplane and crashing. An postaccident examination of the airplane failed to reveal any anomalies with the airplane, which would have precluded normal operations.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to control the airplane during initial climb due to the restricted movement of the control yoke and rudder control by the passenger, which resulted in a loss of control and impact with trees.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20050516X00621&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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 08:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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