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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74616
Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Ray Palmer
Registration: N9388U
C/n / msn: 15078336
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Glasco, Kansas (at approx. 39°21 -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Glasco, KS (NONE)
Destination airport:Glasco, KS (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot wanted to take some photographs of a building on his farm. It was a "hot (85 to 88 degrees) humid day." He made one pass to the north before turning around to the south. On the second pass at reduced power, the airplane began to settle towards the ground from about 200 feet. He added power but the airplane's wheels contacted wheat on rising terrain. From 95 KIAS (knots indicated airspeed), the "drag was instant." Despite full power and full back elevator, the airplane struck the top of an incline, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed over.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s delay in applying full power to arrest a sink rate at low altitude.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

01-Jun-2010 05:42 RobertMB Added
05-Mar-2015 20:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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