NTSB Identification: FTW94LA268.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1994 in GLEN ROSE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704RK
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE MANEUVERING IN A TURN ABOUT 500 TO 600 FEET AGL DURING AN AERIAL OBSERVATION FLIGHT, THE PILOT FELT A SLIGHT BUFFET. SUSPECTING AN 'ACCELERATED STALL', THE PILOT SIMULTANEOUSLY APPLIED FULL POWER, NOSE DOWN PITCH, AND LEVELED THE WINGS. AT THAT POINT, THE PASSENGER REACHED FOR THE CONTROLS AND PULLED THE YOKE BACK TO AN AFT POSITION. THE PASSENGER IMMEDIATELY RELEASED THE CONTROLS WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR YELLED AT HIM. HOWEVER, THE INSTRUCTOR WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL IN THE ALTITUDE REMAINING PRIOR TO THE AIRPLANE IMPACTING TREES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED AND THE PASSENGER'S INTERFERENCE WITH THE CONTROLS DURING THE ATTEMPTED RECOVERY. Full narrative available
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