NTSB Identification: NYC82FA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in ERWINNA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3318J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

THIS WAS THE STUDENT'S FIRST SOLO IN POWERED AIRCRAFT. HE HELD A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE WITH A GLIDER RATING. HIS TAKEOFF AND TRAFFIC PATTERN APPEARED NORMAL UNTIL THE LAST PART OF HIS FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING. ABOUT 600 FT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, THE ENGINE SOUNDED AS THOUGH A LITTLE POWER HAD BEEN ADDED. JUST SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED INTO THE GROUND. LATER, THE STUDENT STATED THAT HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO STALL WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 30 FT AGL ON FINAL APPROACH. HE REPORTED THAT HE PUT THE NOSE DOWN, BUT DID NOT FLARE OUT. HE VAGUELY REMEMBERED THE OCCURRENCES JUST BEFORE IMPACT, AND DID NOT RECALL ADDING POWER OR HEARING A STALL WARNING HORN.

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:

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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