Accident Cessna 150H N23303,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201924
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Date:Sunday 10 January 1999
Time:14:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150H
Owner/operator:Kathy A. Taylor
Registration: N23303
MSN: 15068861
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:3240 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Conway, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:(NONE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot reported that the engine lost power without warning while descending on final approach. The airplane was configured with 10 degrees of flaps as she established the airplane on a long final approach for the runway. She added that while the airplane was descending through 1,600 feet msl, she noted that the rate of descent was higher than she anticipated, so she added power to arrest the rate of descent. The pilot further stated that the engine failed to respond to her power application. The 606-hour pilot told the FAA inspector that the airplane was over a residential area and after failing to reestablish engine power, she elected to 'stall-out the airplane over the trees to avoid impacting the houses.' The right wing of the airplane collided with a wire resulting in the airplane's change of direction, and subsequent impact with the ground. Fuel was found in both fuel cells. The temperature at the time of the accident was reported at 48.2 degrees, with the dew point at 42.8 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the enclosed carburetor icing probability chart, the temperature and dew point combination places the aircraft in the probability range for serious carburetor icing.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to carburetor ice during the approach to land. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW99LA066
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 09:40 ASN Update Bot Added
08-Apr-2024 10:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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