On October 2, 1997 about 1230 Eastern Daylight Time, N63235, a Cessna 150M, was substantially damaged during landing at Sussex County Airport (GED), Georgetown, Delaware. The certificated flight instructor (CFI) and the student pilot received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The instructional flight originated in Dover, Delaware, and was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the CFI, the airplane bounced during landing touchdown on Runway 31. The student pilot then "initiated a go-around with minimal airspeed," deflecting the control wheel aft. The CFI stated that the airplane entered a "departure stall extremely close to the ground," and attempted a recovery immediately. The CFI assured the throttle was full forward and "the airplane continued in its stalled state to the ground."
According to the Federal Aviation Administration Inspector who examined the accident site, the airplane struck the ground in a nose-down attitude off the left side of the runway. The Inspector reported that the instructor and student pilot had 700 and 20 hours of total time, respectively.