NTSB Identification: CHI00LA007.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1999 in WHEELING, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N2977V
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.

The pilot reported that during the takeoffs and landings, prior to the accident, the winds were 300-320 degrees magnetic at a velocity of 12 knots. The pilot stated that during the last approach to the runway, the wind velocity and direction changed, 'dramatically'. The pilot reported that, 'when over the runway, in very gusty winds, I was able to hold centerline, but could not stabilize the aircraft well enough to touchdown.' The pilot stated that he applied full power for a go-around and contacted the control tower of his intentions. The pilot reported that he, 'Retracted the flaps incrementally...held full power, but airspeed would not climb above 46 knots.' The pilot stated that he flew in level flight for a couple of seconds before realizing that he would not clear the airport's perimeter fence. The pilot reported that he landed, with full power applied, rolled over a taxiway when the nose-wheel collapsed and the airplane slid to a rest. An automated surface observing system (ASOS), located on the Palwaukee Municipal Airport, reported the wind direction and intensity 4 minutes prior to the accident as 340-degrees at 12 knots. The same weather observation system reported the wind direction and intensity 1 minute after the accident as 020-degrees at 17 knots gusting to 21 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

aircraft control not maintained by the pilot. A factor to the accident was the windshear.

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