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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45942
Last updated: 21 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N3370J
C/n / msn: 15066070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:DUNLAP, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Nashville, TN (JWN)
Destination airport:Copperhill, TN (1A3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The Sheriff's Department reported that an unidentified witness reported seeing the airplane circling left and, subsequently, made a hard right turn, and then spiraled down in the immediate vicinity of the accident site. When the flight failed to arrive at the destination airport, the authorities were notified that the airplane was missing. Aerial and ground searches began and lasted 14 days. The airplane was found by a ground search party on, May 26, 2001. Examination of the accident showed that the airplane was in a nose low attitude and the engine assembly was buried about 2 feet into the ground. Examination of the airplane and engine failed to disclose a mechanical malfunction or component failure. Local authorities stated rain and low clouds were in the vicinity of the accident site about the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain flying speed that resulted in a stall and subsequent loss of control in flight.



Revision history:

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 11:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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