NTSB Identification: ATL89LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38015.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 22, 1989 in CAMBRIDGE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N1497Q
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.

DURING A LANDING ATTEMPT, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A WIND CONDITION WHICH FORCED THE AIRPLANE RIGHT OF RWY 22. WHEN THE PILOT ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO CORRECT THE DRIFT, THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A SWAMPY AREA ADJACENT TO RWY 22. THE ENGINE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE IDLE SPEED WAS ADJUSTED TOO LOW TO MAINTAIN ENGINE OPERATION.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN CROSSWIND CONDITIONS WHILE ON SHORT FINAL AND THE IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED CARBURETOR IDLE FLOW.

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