Sunday, November 04, 2018

Cessna 150E, N3515J: Fatal accident occurred November 04, 2018 at Air Acres Airport (5GA4), Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia

David Malcolm Jackson
APRIL 12, 1944 ~ NOVEMBER 7, 2018 (AGE 74) 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Woodstock, GA
Accident Number: ERA19LA037
Date & Time: 11/04/2018, 0933 EST
Registration: N3515J
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 4, 2018, about 0933 eastern standard time, a Cessna 150E, N3515J, was substantially damaged after a collision with trees and terrain at Air Acres Airport (5GA4), Woodstock, Georgia. The private pilot was fatally injured and a passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that was originating at the time of the accident.

According to passenger, who possessed a student pilot certificate, the flight departed to the north on runway 36. After clearing trees to the east, the airplane seemed to "struggle to climb." He heard the stall warning horn activate, and the airplane descended into the trees and crashed.

Two witnesses observed the airplane as it crossed the departure end of runway 26. They reported that the airplane "wobbled" before descending into the trees.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The airplane crashed in a wooded area to the north of the airport boundary. Structural damage occurred to the wings, fuselage, and empennage. There was no fire. The left, main landing gear separated during the impact sequence. Both wing fuel tanks were breached.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3515J
Model/Series: 150 E
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: KRYY, 1040 ft msl
Observation Time: 0948 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 20 knots, 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Woodstock, GA (5GA4)
Destination: Woodstock, GA (5GA4)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.111389, -84.449167 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email 

David Malcolm Jackson, 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  A retired educator, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jackson; children, Shawn and Merrie Jackson, Paige and Santiago Vega, Jill Moore, all of Cumming; grandchildren, Taylin, Kahner, Riley, Jesse, Parker, Jackson, Tino, great grandson,Davey; brothers, Ronnie Jackson, Johnny Jackson, both of Canton, Mike Jackson of Orange Beach, FL, Phil Jackson of Canton; and a sister, Kathy Shirley, of Cumming.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Austin Houston officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Georgia -- Two men were taken to the hospital after crashing a Cessna 150 aircraft shortly after taking off in Cherokee County.

The plane was leaving from Air Acres, a private turf runway near Woodstock around 10 a.m., Sunday. Authorities say the plane did not get far off the ground before crashing in a nearby wooded area.

The pilot and passenger reported back discomfort at the scene and were taken to a local hospital.

Original article can be found here ➤

WOODSTOCK, GA — Two men were transported to an area hospital following a small plane crash Sunday morning in Woodstock.

Cherokee Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jay Baker said the plane crashed upon take-off around 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at Air Acres, a private runway located along Arnold Mill Road near Arnold Mill Elementary School.

The pilot of the plane, Baker said, had another male passenger inside the aircraft at the time of the crash. Both men complained of minor injuries and were transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for treatment.

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