Friday, July 27, 2018

Cessna 150B, N1193Y: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 in Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Matthews, NC
Accident Number: ERA18LA202
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1900 EDT
Registration: N1193Y
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On July 26, 2018, about 1900 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150B, N1193Y, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Matthews, North Carolina. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a solo-instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated at Wilgrove Air Park (8A6), Charlotte, North Carolina at 1810.

The pilot reported that the preflight procedures, taxi, takeoff, and departure were uneventful. About 40 minutes into the flight, about 1,800 feet above mean sea level, he noticed that the airplane was "sluggish" and would not "maintain lift." The engine indications were normal with no sputtering or hesitation noted. He applied carburetor heat and the engine speed dropped about 300 rpm. The airplane was still sluggish, so he turned off the carburetor heat. Unable to maintain altitude long enough to reach the airport, he landed the airplane in a grass field adjacent to a church. During the landing rollout, the airplane nosed over and came to rest, inverted.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. He reported that the wings and fuselage sustained structural damage.

The pilot held a student pilot certificate and reported 3.1 hours of dual instruction and 15 hours of solo flight time.

The wreckage was retained by the pilot for further examination by the FAA. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1193Y
Model/Series: 150 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JQF, 704 ft msl
Observation Time: 1850 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Charlotte, NC (8A6)
Destination: Charlotte, NC (8A6) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.160278, -80.720556 (est)

MATTHEWS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Emergency crews were on scene of after a small plane crashed in front of a church near the Charlotte-Matthews line.

According to Matthews police, the small plane crashed down just before 7 p.m. at 33001 Margaret Wallace Road, just over the Matthews line. Crews from Charlotte were also on scene.

Only the pilot was on board at the time of the crash and refused treatment by Medic, officials said.

It's unclear at this time what caused the plane to crash down.

National Transportation Safety Board has been called to investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤

MATTHEWS, N.C. - A pilot walked away uninjured after his small single-engine plane crashed Thursday evening in Matthews, according to officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna 150 flipped after landing in a field on Margaret Wallace Road near Wilgrove Air Park.

Officials said the pilot was the only person on board.

“I don’t understand what happened. You just see a plane upside down,” said Ian McCluskey. “It's a little confusing, in front of a church."

Investigators will return to the scene Friday to determine why the plane went down.

Original article can be found here ➤

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