Preliminary Accident Reports

March 1999 Issue

Dec. 15, Marksville, La. / Cessna 150H

At approximately 17:32 CST, the two occupants of a Cessna 150H were killed when the airplane crashed at Marksville Municipal Airport while the runway was closed for reconstruction. The flight originated from Zapata, Texas, at approximately 09:00, and two refueling stops were made. At 17:32, a witness observed the airplane on a “normal landing approach” to runway 22 at Marksville. The witness watched the airplane until it disappeared behind a tree line, at which time he “saw the tail section go up into the air.” He proceeded to the accident site and “found the aircraft on top of a large mound of dirt, upside down, heading east.” The FAA had issued a NOTAM on October 12 stating that the airpor...

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