On September 7, 1998, at 1625 eastern daylight time (edt), a Cessna 150F, N6759F, operated by a student pilot, sustained substantial damage when just airborne on initial takeoff, the pilot elected to abort the takeoff and land. Subsequent to the aborted takeoff, the airplane went off of the end of the runway, through the overrun area, and into a soybean field, where it nosed over. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. No flight plan was on file. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The local flight was originating at Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In his written statement, the pilot said that he lifted off and was approximately 100 feet above the ground when he experienced a crosswind. The pilot straightened the airplane out and elected to land on the remaining runway. The pilot reduced power and touched down at the departure end of the runway. The airplane went into a bean field. The pilot said that he tried to keep the nose up as long as possible, but the next thing he knew, he was upside-down.
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane at the Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Tire marks, consistent with the airplane's main tires, were observed beginning 20 feet prior to the displaced threshold, and continuing for approximately 200 feet into the soybean field. A third set of tire marks, consistent with the airplane's nose wheel, began in the soybean field and went for 150 feet. At the end of the wheel marks was an impression in the soybeans consistent with the wings and fuselage of the airplane. The impression was oriented on a 080 magnetic heading.
The airplane's left wing tip leading edge was crushed. The left wing aft spar was buckled just behind the left wing fuel tank. The right wing top leading edge, forward of the right wing fuel tank, was dented inward. The lower engine cowling was crushed upward and aft. The nose wheel and lower portion of the firewall were bent aft. The top of vertical stabilizer and rudder were bent over. Both propeller blades were bent aft and showed torsional bending and chordwise scratches. The spinner was crushed up and inward. Flight control continuity was confirmed. No anomalies were found with the engine, engine controls, or other airplane systems.