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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76481
Last updated: 21 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Registration: N50464
C/n / msn: 15069321
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Diamond Point Airstrip (2WA1), 8 miles NE of Sequim, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Sequim, WA (2WA1)
Destination airport:Sequim, WA (2WA1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
As the airplane approached the uncontrolled airport for landing, the pilot became distracted by two other airplanes in the traffic pattern and by a third airplane that entered the pattern in front of him. This resulted in the pilot extending the downwind leg of his traffic pattern and maintaining traffic pattern altitude until the final approach. A fourth airplane was in the run-up area preparing to depart, which the landing pilot also noted. As the pilot turned onto the final approach, he descended with full flaps. Just before the airplane touched down, the pilot observed that the airplane was low and slow, and he increased engine power. The airplane subsequently collided with upsloping terrain short of the runway, and then veered into the airplane that was standing in the run-up area.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain the proper approach path and his delayed corrective actions, which resulted in an undershoot. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's distraction from other aircraft in the area.



Revision history:

25-Aug-2010 14:41 cmlynn56 Added
26-Aug-2010 09:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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