This July 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Keller, Wash. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The purpose of the flight was to spot cattle in the local area. The pilot, 65, held a student pilot certificate but did not have a medical certificate. His most recent third-class medical certificate was issued June 15, 2005. He had a total flight time of 125.8 hours, all of which was in the Cessna 150. [Read more...]