Sunday, June 4, 2017

Cessna 150H, N6511S, Olde New England Properties LLC: Accident occurred June 04, 2017 at Plum Island Airport (2B2), Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA326 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 04, 2017 in Newburyport, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6511S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The solo student pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll, the pilot’s side window blew open as full power was applied. He added that he “reached over with [his] right hand to close [the] window,” but as he did so, the airplane veered off the runway to the left into a wooded area and impacted terrain. The student pilot reported that he had noticed on previous flights that the window latch was loose and that he had planned to get it fixed but had not done so.

Both wings sustained substantial damage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's decision to attempt to close the cockpit window during takeoff and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control.

Additional participating entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Olde New England Properties LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6511S

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA326
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 04, 2017 in Newburyport, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6511S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The solo student pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll the pilot's side window blew open as full power was applied. He added that he "reached over with [his] right hand to close [the] window," but as he did so, the airplane veered off the runway to the left into a wooded area and impacted terrain. The student pilot reported that he had noticed on previous flights that the window latch was loose, and he had planned to get it fixed, but had not done so.

Both wings sustained substantial damage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A small plane crashed into some bushes at the Plum Island airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna C150 ran off the end of the runway around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The pilot, Tim Gillette, said he was on his takeoff run at Plum Island Airport when a window popped open. He lost control of the single-engine plane as he tried to close the window, and the plane skidded off the runway, he said.

No injuries were reported.

The plane reached about 40 mph and stopped after it crashed into the bushes.

Gillette is a student pilot from Ipswich.



PLUM ISLAND – An Ipswich man was unharmed after a botched takeoff Sunday morning at Plum Island Airport sent his single-engine plane into bushes just off the runway. 

Student pilot Tim Gillette said he was on a takeoff run in his Cessna 150 from the airport's paved runway about 11 a.m. when a window popped open. As Gillette tried to close the window, he lost control of the plane and it skidded off the runway. 

The plane, with an estimated value of $15,000, had reached about 40 mph and only stopped after striking thick bushes. 

"The window went open and I lost my focus," Gillette said. 

Gillette, who was busy sawing away brush in preparation for the plane being towed, said he was fine after the crash. Gillette added that he bought the plane a few months ago and the flight Sunday morning was one of his first flying solo. 

"I sure learned something today," he said. 

John Murray, the airport's chief flight instructor, said the runway was closed while emergency responders were at the scene. The airport's grass runway remained open.

The airport was expected to feature 10 landings and takeoffs Sunday, according to Murray. 

Original article can be found here:   http://www.newburyportnews.com



NEWBURYPORT, Mass. —  A small plane crashed into the bushes at the Plum Island Airport Sunday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna C150 ran off the side of the runway in Newburyport at 10:45 a.m. 

The pilot, identified as Tim Gillette, told WCVB photographer Stanley Forman he was taking off when the window on his door opened. Gillette said he got distracted and ended up in the bushes. 

No injuries were reported, but the plane did sustain extensive damage. 

The FAA is investigating.

Original article can be found here: http://www.wcvb.com













AIRCRAFT:   1967 Cessna 150H, N6511S, serial number 15067311

ENGINE- M&M, S/N:  Continental O-200A, serial number 61699-5-A; installed since 7/1992.

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N: McCauley 1A101/DCM6948, serial number G6975

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE; As of last annual inspection of Nov. 7, 2016, Tach Time 507.2, TTE 4298.6, SMOH 233.4

PROPELLER:    As of last annual inspection of Nov. 11, 2016, Tach Time 507.2, AFTT 5498.4       

AIRFRAME: As of last annual inspection of Nov. 11, 2016, Tach Time 507.2, AFTT 5498.4.

On May 15, 2017, Tach Time is 529.9, AFTT 5521.1.                     

OTHER EQUIPMENT: One MX300 Nav/Comm. serial number 6055 

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Pilot lost control of the airplane during takeoff roll resulting in the aircraft going off runway and striking shrubs off the runway.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Damage to both wings, and prop strike, possible hidden damage.         

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Plum Island Aerodrome, Newbury, MA         

REMARKS: Logbooks located with adjuster in Atlanta, GA. Prior written permission required from adjuster for inspection of wreckage. 


Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N6511S.htm

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