NTSB Identification: NYC88LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36791.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 13, 1987 in CROGHAN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3497J
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.

THE PVT PLT & ONE PASSENGER BECAME DISORIENTED WHILE THEY WERE ON A X-COUNTRY PLEASURE FLT. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT ANY COMMUNICATION CENTER, SO SHE LANDED IN A FIELD & OBTAINED INFO TO GET HER BEARINGS. SHE TOOK OFF AGAIN USING SHORT/SOFT FIELD PROCEDURES. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT HAD REACHED AN ALT OF 10 TO 15 FT, WHEN THE LEFT WING DROPPED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND, LEFT WING 1ST, THEN IT CARTWHEELED & CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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