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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45851
Last updated: 10 December 2020
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Date:16-JUN-2001
Time:13:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Kitty Hawk Aero Tours
Registration: N11912
C/n / msn: 15075705
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Manteo, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Manteo, NC (MQI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was observed by witnesses releasing a banner to the sod area adjacent to runway 23. An increase in engine power was heard and the nose of the airplane pitched up greater than 45 degrees. The airplane stalled, the left wing dropped, the airplane rolled to the left in a nose down attitude, collided with terrain and exploded. Examination of the airframe, flight controls, engine assembly and accessories revealed no evidence of a precrash mechanical failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering after releasing a banner resulting in an inadvertent stall and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010622X01241&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]
10-Dec-2017 11:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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