NTSB Identification: SEA84FA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25202.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 04, 1984 in HENDERSON, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N18048
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF ON A VERY HOT DAY WHEN THE ACFT WAS SEEN TURNING WITH THE NOSE ELEVATED. WITNESSES NOTED A SHUDDER OF THE AIRFRAME THEN THE NOSE DROPPED. OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE WAS 106 DEGREES BUT ARPT PERSONNELREPORTED THE TEMPERATURE AS 113 DEGREES. NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OF THE ACFT AND NO MEDICAL FACTORS FOR THE PLT WERE FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED AS CAUSAL IN NATURE. THE DENSITY ALT WAS FIGURED AT 6300 FT FOR 106 DEGREES OR 6800 FT FOR 113 DEGREES.

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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