NTSB Identification: SEA00LA071.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 13, 2000 in LOPEZ ISLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 150H, registration: N50039
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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Shortly after departure, during the ascent, the pilot inadvertently entered IMC conditions. The pilot initiated a turn back to the airport, reacquired the runway at 100 feet above ground level (agl) and approximately mid-field. The aircraft touched down 2,700 feet down the 2,900 foot wet runway at 80 MPH. The aircraft traveled off the end of the runway and collided with a fence. No mechanical malfunctions were reported with the aircraft at the time of the accident.

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

Proper touchdown point not attained by the pilot. Factors include excessive speed at touchdown, a wet runway, a fence, and the pilot's inadvertent flight into IMC.

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