On January 6, 1996, about 1330 eastern standard time, a Cessna 150J, N60647, registered to a private owner, operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, crashed on landing at Hidden Lake Airport, New Port Richey, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the private pilot reported minor injuries. The flight originated about 25 minutes before the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated he was attempting to land on runway 23 and made a go-around. He remained in left closed traffic and made another approach. There was a crosswind from the left and he was crabbing the airplane. Just before touchdown, he took out the aileron correction and applied right rudder, touching down at about 60 mph. The airplane veered to the right. He applied left rudder and the airplane continued to the right off the runway. He added full throttle in an attempt to initiate a go-around, however it was too late, and the airplane collided with two parked airplanes, a boat, a truck, and another vehicle before coming to a stop. He further stated he has not had a biannual flight review since he obtained his airman rating in 1941. His last flight in the Cessna 150J was in April 1995, and he has 2 hours total time in the Cessna 150J.
A witness stated he observed the airplane crossing his backyard at a high rate of speed before it collided with parked airplanes, vehicles, and a fence. The wind was favoring runway 5 with a slight quartering crosswind.