NTSB Identification: MKC85LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26356.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 24, 1984 in VAN BUREN, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N4561U
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED THAT WHILE ON APPROACH INTO SETTING SUN, HE FAILED TO SEE A TREE AND THE WINDSOCK TOWER DUE TO SUNGLARE, COLLIDING WITH BOTH BEFORE IMPACT WITH THE GROUND. THE WINDSOCK WAS LOCATED 200 FT NORTH OF THE RWY. WINDS WERE CALM AND RECIPROCAL RWY WAS AVAILABLE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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