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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45457
Last updated: 17 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Registration: N5603G
C/n / msn: 15071103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brunswick, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Brunswick, GA (BQK)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The single-engine airplane impacted terrain following a loss of control during takeoff. Witnesses, who observed the airplane on takeoff, indicated the airplane was in an nose-high pitch attitude prior to seeing the wings drop in a stall. One witness located on the ground described seeing an excessive amount of the top surface of the wing during the takeoff. The weather at the time of departure consisted of a 10- to 15-knot crosswind. Based on investigator's calculations, the private pilot flew the airplane with a gross weight that exceeded the aircraft's limitations. There was no indication that the pilot conducted a preflight calculation of the aircraft's weight and balance. No anomalies were noted with the airplane or engine during the post-accident examination that would have prevented its operation. The pilot did not hold a current medical certificate for eight years prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed during takeoff, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. A contributing factor was the pilot's decision to takeoff in an over gross weight condition.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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