Accident Cessna A150M N8125V,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35886
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Date:Saturday 13 January 1996
Time:17:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A150M
Owner/operator:Hamilton & Son
Registration: N8125V
MSN: A1500534
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:CONTINENTAL O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Vinita, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:, OK (H04)
Destination airport:Langley, OK (OK30)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A witness who had just flown with the pilot said the airplane took off and remained in the traffic pattern. He thought the pilot was going to do a touch-and-go landing. When the airplane was on downwind leg and abeam the runway threshold, it banked right and departed the traffic pattern. It climbed to an estimated altitude between 2,000 and 2,500 feet MSL. Suddenly, the nose pitched up about 70 degrees above the horizon and the pilot performed a 'hammerhead stall' (wing-over maneuver). The pilot recovered from the maneuver, then the airplane fell off on its left wing and entered a two-turn spin to the left. The pilot appeared to recover from this maneuver also, then the airplane disappeared behind trees and impacted the ground. The witness said that on previous occasions, he had observed the pilot do this and other aerobatic maneuvers after takeoff.

Probable Cause: Failure of the pilot to recover from a spin. Factors relating to the accident were: the pilot's ostentatious display and the lack of altitude (terrain clearance) for recovery from the aerobatic maneuver and subsequent spin.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW96FA089
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Apr-2024 08:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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