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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76718
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Registration: N23471
C/n / msn: 15068972
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED), Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:DeLand, FL (DED)
Destination airport:DeLand, FL (DED)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the initial climb after takeoff, a witness observed the airplane pitching nose down and recovering. Several witnesses observed the airplane strike power lines and come to rest inverted. Postaccident examination of the engine and airframe identified no preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. About 5 months before the accident, the Federal Aviation Administration determined that the pilot was not qualified for any class of medical certificate due to a stroke that resulted in the pilot's shuffling gait and double vision. The pilot's autopsy revealed severe disease of the coronary arteries and heart valves. Postmortem toxicology testing suggested the relatively recent use of a multi-symptom cold or allergy preparation containing an impairing and sedating antihistamine. The pilot's judgment and performance may have been impaired by the medication and/or his medical conditions, but the role of such potential impairment in the accident sequence could not be conclusively determined.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and airplane control during the initial climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall, wire strike, and subsequent impact with the ground.



Revision history:

05-Sep-2010 12:13 slowkid Added
05-Sep-2010 17:31 slowkid Updated [Total occupants]
14-Sep-2010 20:47 slowkid Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2010 13:33 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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