Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2007 Issue

May 18, 2007, Pahrump, Nev., Cessna 150G

The airplane was substantially damaged at approximately 0815 Pacific time when it impacted terrain following a loss of power immediately after takeoff. The Commercial pilot and sole occupant succumbed to his injuries on May 29, 2007. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses said the aircraft took off to the south, and at approximately 50 feet above the ground, the engine began to sputter. They said the airplane began to turn back to the airfield, but hit the ground nose-first and nosed over.

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