NTSB Identification: MKC87LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34169.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 20, 1987 in EAST LYNNE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N17297
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 PIC HAD BEEN PRACTICING T&G LNDGS FOR THE PREVIOUS HOUR OR SO AND DECIDED TO STOP BRIEFLY TO WAIT OUT RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AREA. AFTER WAITING THE PIC FUELED THE ACFT WITH 10 GAL OF AVN FUEL AND TAXIED TO THE ACTIVE RWY TO RETURN TO HIS ORIGINATING ARPT. THE PIC NOTED THE WIND SOCK AND TAXIED TO THE APPROPRIATE RWY FOR THE TAKEOFF. SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF THE ACFT GAINED 30 TO 40 FT. THE PIC STATED THAT 'A STALL SEEMED TO BE COMING ON AND I LEVELED THE ACFT. FLIGHT FELT GOOD. LEFT WING DROPPED ABRUPTLY & ACFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT. AIRSPEED INDICATOR SHOWED 40 KNOTS. I LOOKED UP AND ACFT WAS FACING 90 DEGREES TO THE LEFT OF DIRECTION OF FLT. ACFT IMPACTED IN DITCH.' NO MALF OF FLT CONTROLS WERE FOUND. ACFT ENG HAD NO MALF.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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