NTSB Identification: SEA91FA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44488.
Accident occurred Friday, September 06, 1991 in YAMHILL, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N19578
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, WITH A 25 KNOT TAIL WIND, GUSTING TO 35 KNOTS, THE AIRPLANE WAS VIEWED TO MAKE THREE S TURNS WITH A HIGHER THAN NORMAL ANGLE OF ATTACK. DURING A TURN TO THE LEFT, THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE DROPPED VERTICAL TO THE TERRAIN. THE AIRPLANE THEN COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN, ON THE EDGE OF AN OPEN FIELD, IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. A POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED THE AIRPLANE AND THERE WERE NO NOTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: INADEQUATE INFLIGHT PLANNING/DECISIONS. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: AN UNCONTROLLED STALL, A TAIL WIND, REMEDIAL ACTION WAS NOT PERFORMED, AND POOR COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS.
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