NTSB Identification: BFO91LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41687.
Accident occurred Monday, October 08, 1990 in INDIAN HEAD, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6439G
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT DURING HIS LANDING FLARE THE RIGHT WING TIP 'SUDDENLY' LIFTED, AND THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. HE REPORTED THAT HE ADDED RIGHT RUDDER AND AILERON, AND FULL POWER TO ATTEMPT A GO-AROUND. HE STATED THAT WHEN HE RAISED THE FLAPS, HE INADVERTENTLY RAISED THEM ALL AT ONCE. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND FELL TO THE GROUND RIGHT WING AND NOSE WHEEL FIRST, AND THEN FLIPPED OVER, INVERTED. THE STUDENT PILOT REPORTED 60 HOURS OF TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING 51 HOURS IN THE ACCIDENT MAKE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRCRAFT CONTROL DURING THE LANDING FLARE/TOUCHDOWN. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ARE HIS LACK OF TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE AND HIS IMPROPER TECHNIQUE WHEN RAISING FLAPS DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND.
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