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N66507 accident description

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Crash location 36.841944°N, 89.359444°W
Nearest city Charleston, MO
36.920885°N, 89.350631°W
5.5 miles away
Tail number N66507
Accident date 12 Jan 2003
Aircraft type Cessna 150M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On January 12, 2003, at 1300 central standard time, a Cessna 150M, N66507, owned and piloted by a recreational pilot, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at Mississippi County Airport (CHQ), Charleston, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot received no injuries. The flight originated from Everett-Stewart Airport, Union City, Tennessee, at 1200, en route to CHQ.

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that there was elevator control stiffness during his first approach for landing.

In the pilot's written statement he reported that he executed a go-around which was then followed by the accident landing. The airplane impacted the runway in a nose low attitude.

An operational check of the airplane flight controls was preformed by the Federal Aviation Administration. No anomalies were noted when the elevators and ailerons were checked to ensure full unrestricted travel. There was no excessive play in the elevator, rudder, ailerons, and elevator. The elevator trim cable did not possess any tension relative to the 10-20 pound tension cited in the Cessna Maintenance Manual. The lack of elevator trim cable tension did not preclude operation of the elevator trim.

NTSB Probable Cause

the inadequate flare by the pilot. Factors were the loose trim tab cable for undetermined reasons.

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