NTSB Identification: BFO88FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35309.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 1988 in MITCHELLVILLE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150E, registration: N6202T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

THE STUDENT PLT ELECTED TO INITIATE THE FLT EVEN THOUGH THE FLAPS MALFUNCTIONED DURING THE PREVIOUS FLT. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO KEEP THE FLAPS IN THE EXTENDED POSITION. THE PLT HAD NOT BEEN FEELING WELL ON THE MORNING OF THE FLT AND FELT WORSE AS THE FLT PROGRESSED. BECAUSE HE WAS ILL, THE PLT DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT. PRIOR TO TAKEOFF HE HAD DECIDED HE WOULD LAND ON RWY 36 IF THE FLAPS WERE INOP. ON TAKEOFF WINDS WERE FROM 270 DEG BUT HAD SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST DURING THE FLT. THE PLT WAS SO PREOCCUPIED WITH WANTING TO LAND THE ACFT BECAUSE HE WAS ILL THAT HE FAILED TO ADJUST HIS A/S FOR A NO-FLAP LANDING. THE ACFT FLOATED 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY BEFORE THE PLT INITIATED THE ABORTED LANDING. THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY AND COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN. A SPRING WAS FOUND ON THE FLAP HANDLE BTWN THE ROD AND RELEASE BUTTON. PERSONS INTERVIEWED DENIED KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE THE SPRING CAME FROM. THE FLAPS OPERATED PROPERLY DURING POST ACCIDENT TESTING.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,WING FLAP CONTROL..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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