Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2006 Issue

May 12, 2006, Cumming, Ga. / Cessna 150L

At 1145 Eastern time, the airplane collided with the ground shortly after takeoff. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces; the Airline Transport pilot and Private-rated passenger were fatally injured. A witness stated the pilot had topped off the airplane’s fuel tanks. The witness noted that the takeoff roll was much longer that expected. The airplane climbed to approximately 50 feet, followed by a left turn. The witness stated that the airplane never exceeded 50 feet agl. The airplane came to rest a ˝ mile from the airport in a residential subdivision....

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