On August 24, 1994, approximately 0755 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Cessna 150, N4016U, ran off the runway and nosed over at McMinnville Airport, McMinnville, Oregon. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The solo instructional flight, which departed the same location about 55 minutes earlier, was operating in visual meteorological conditions at the time of the accident. No flight plan had been filed, and there was no report of an ELT activation. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the student pilot lost control of the aircraft during the roll-out portion of a touch-and-go landing. As the aircraft headed off the runway, the student pilot attempted remedial action, but was unable to keep the aircraft from running off the runway and nosing over in soft terrain.