Preliminary Accident Reports

May 1999 Issue

Feb. 6, Burnt Chimney, Va. / Cessna 150

At 13:22 EST, a Cessna 150 was destroyed during landing at the Burnt Chimney Airport but the pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was attempting to land on runway 6, a 1,800-foot grass runway surrounded by trees, with a left quartering tailwind. He touched down approximately 900 feet beyond the approach end of the runway. The airplane struck trees at the end of the runway, on the right side. At 13:54, winds at an airport about 16 miles to the southeast were recorded as being from 260 at 19 knots, gusting to 24 knots....

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