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N7821Z accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Minneapolis, MN
44.979965°N, 93.263836°W
Tail number N7821Z
Accident date 06 Jun 2002
Aircraft type Cessna 150C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 6, 2002, at 1400 central daylight time, a Cessna 150C, piloted by a private pilot, was destroyed during a post accident fire following an in-flight collision with runway 18 (4,855 feet by 100 feet, asphalt) during landing at the Anoka Country - Blaine Airport (ANE), Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The flight originated from the Litchfield Municipal Airport (LJF), Litchfield, Minnesota, at 1315, and was en route to ANE.

The pilot stated in her written statement, "...I was able to maintain centerline with some effort... Once over the pavement, it was a little tougher to maintain my descent. I drifted east a little but was able to correct and regained centerline. I was keeping my indicated airspeed up a bit because of the wind, about 70 [knots] on final and 65 [knots] on short final. After I regained centerline I remember wanting to add power to give myself a little time to reestablish my situation since I still had plenty of runway to get down and stop, there was still no doubt I had the landing. I don't remember if I ever got to add any power or not, instantly we just hit the ground. ...We landed near centerline and we landed straight ahead, just somehow nose first. The stall warning horn never went off, I think it happened too fast for it, if we did stall."

A witness stated that the airplane flared at approximately 10 feet above the runway.

The nose gear broke off the airplane following the impact with the runway. The pilot stated that her legs felt hot shortly after the airplane hit. The pilot and passenger exited the aircraft and the airplane was completely consumed in the post accident fire.

The winds reported on the ANE ATIS [automated terminal information service] at the time of the accident were: 190 degrees at 17 knots.

No anomalies with respect to the engine, airframe, or systems were determined to have existed prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare resulting in the hard landing.

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