Accident Cessna 150M N3229V,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203696
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Date:Monday 1 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150M
Registration: N3229V
MSN: 15076429
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:7430 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NE of Nampa Municipal Airport (KMAN), Nampa, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Burley, ID (BYI)
Destination airport:Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, after departure in dark night conditions, he became disoriented about two-thirds of the way to his destination airport. He added that he circled over a nearby town for about an hour but was unable to find any visual references to aid in navigation. The pilot then called a family member on the ground, who provided guidance to the destination airport via a phone tracking application. He added that he spotted what appeared to be the destination airport, maneuvered for approach, and during the landing flare, he realized he was not at the airport. The pilot landed on a roadway that was about 6 miles from his intended destination. During landing, the airplane struck trees, landed on a road, veered left, and impacted a light pole.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s geographic disoriention during a night flight, which resulted in an off-airport landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA18CA095
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

02-Jan-2018 16:39 Geno Added
02-Jan-2018 18:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 20:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Aug-2018 19:45 Air Command Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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