SEA94LA114
SEA94LA114

On May 1, 1994, at 2015 Pacific daylight time, the pilot of a tailwheel equipped Cessna 150K, N150S, lost control of the airplane during the landing roll at Chehalis, Washington. The airplane exited the runway and collided with trees. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the commercial pilot was not injured.

The pilot reported that he was practicing touch and go landings with a 90 degree crosswind. During the landing roll, the pilot stated that a gust of wind from the right lifted the right wing and pushed the tail to the left. The pilot applied left rudder control, however, the airplane did not react. The airplane veered to the right, and the pilot stated that "...in my haste to save the airplane, I pushed in full throttle to try and get the aircraft flying again and straighten out." The airplane travelled off the side of the runway and collided with several Christmas trees near the runway before coming to rest inverted.

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