Loss of control Accident Cessna 150M N778ME,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287212
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Date:Sunday 11 January 2009
Time:13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Hap's Aerial Enterprises, Inc.
Registration: N778ME
MSN: 15078703
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:5167 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sellersburg, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Jeffersonville-Clark Regional Airport, IN (JVY/KJVY)
Destination airport:Jeffersonville-Clark Regional Airport, IN (JVY/KJVY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The accident occurred during the student pilot's initial takeoff on an instructional flight. The flight instructor reported that shortly after liftoff the airplane turned slightly into the wind before entering an aerodynamic stall out of ground effect. The flight instructor immediately assumed control of the airplane and attempted to recover from the stalled condition. The airplane impacted the runway nose first and then bounced several times before coming to rest. The engine firewall, engine mounts, nose landing gear, lower cowling, and propeller were damaged.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude. An additional cause was the flight instructor's delayed remedial action.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN09CA131
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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