On December 5, 2000 about 1330 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 150C, N7800Z, sustained substantial damage while landing at Pacific City State Airport, Pacific City, Oregon. The aircraft was being operated by the pilot as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal/pleasure flight when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The private pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. The flight originated from Independence, Oregon, approximately 30 minutes prior to the accident. There was no fire and no report of ELT activation. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
During a telephone conversation between the pilot and the NTSB investigator-in-charge, the pilot stated the aircraft's approach speed was higher than normal and the aircraft subsequently touched down 200-300 feet beyond the landing threshold of runway 32. During the landing roll, the pilot intentionally steered the airplane right of runway centerline in an effort to stop the aircraft utilizing the run up area at the departure end of the runway. However, the aircraft departed the right side of the runway and subsequently collided with heavy vegetation adjacent to the runway. The aircraft's right wing and empennage sustained substantial damage. According to the Airport/Facility Directory, runway 32 is 1,875 feet in length and 30 feet in width.
The pilot reported that there were no pre-existing mechanical anomalies with the aircraft that may have contributed to the accident.