NTSB Identification: MKC82FCD08
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 22, 1982 in NEW HAMPTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA A150L, registration: N5937J
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED WHILE MANEUVERING IN THE VICINITY OF THE PILOT/OWNER'S PRIVATE AIRFIELD. THE PILOT STATED THAT PLANE WENT INTO A 180 DEG REVERSE BACKSLIDE AFTER HE STARTED A LEFT TURN AND APPLIED LEFT RUDDER AND AILERON. HE REPORTED THAT THE PLANE BEGAN TO SETTLE FAST AND HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO REGAIN AIRSPEED, BUT THE PLANE CRASHED BEFORE HE COULD RECOVER. THE CRASH OCCURRED IN A CORN FIELD WITH A RIGHT WING LOW 30 DEG IMPACT ANGLE. SEVERAL WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNING OR MANEUVERING AT LOW ALTITUDE PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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