Accident Cessna 150G N2669J, Sunday 13 January 2002
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Date:Sunday 13 January 2002
Time:11:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:Twiss Air Service
Registration: N2669J
MSN: 15065669
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:6128 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Ilwaco, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Port of Ilwaco Airport, WA (7W1)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
On January 13, 2002, at 1158 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 150G, N2669J, was destroyed by impact forces and fire after colliding with terrain near the Port of Ilwaco Airport, Ilwaco, Washington. The student pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The airplane was owned by Twiss Air Services, Warrenton, Oregon, and was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) instructional flight under the provisions of Title 14, CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight originated from Astoria, Oregon. The exact time of departure is unknown, however, the operator estimated that the departure time was between 1000 and 1030 local. The operator also indicated that the airplane departed Astoria with approximately 18 gallons of fuel.

Witnesses reported that after landing, the pilot back-taxied to the approach end of the runway and initiated a takeoff to the west. Shortly after takeoff, witnesses reported hearing what they described as a rough running engine. During this event, witnesses reported observing the airplane in a left turn. After entering the turn to the left, the airplane's bank angle increased sharply and the airplane nosed over just before impacting terrain. The weather observation for the area at the approximate time of the accident indicated that the temperature was 7 degrees Celsius and the dew point was 4 degrees Celsius. According to the FAA Carburetor Icing Probability Chart, these combinations of temperature and dew point present a hazard of serious icing at cruise and glide power settings. Post accident examination of the aircraft revealed no evidence of a pre-impact mechanical failure or malfunction.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for an undetermined reason, and the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during a low altitude turn.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA02FA027
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020125X00133&key=1

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 15:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2023 08:11 Captain Adam Updated

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