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Old 01-11-2008, 02:23 PM
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I was flying into an area airport today and heard on the radio another airplane in distress. I broke off my approach and started searching. Sure enough, there was a C-150 in a small pasture, intact and no ground scars. The pilot was on the radio and was just fine. I circled the site for about ten minutes until people started showing up. He did a great job with a forced landing,, it was a tiny spot to land. Not sure what the problem was, but glad he was OK!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:26 PM
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Nothing makes a pilot feel great like helping another pilot in trouble, nice work. Norm
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That''s great news!
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:16 PM
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Glad he is ok. Have you found out the cause of the forced landing yet?

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You should have stuck around and watched the rest of the show. Not very good judgement on the pilot''s part.


NTSB Identification: NYC08CA080.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 11, 2008 in Labelle, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 2/28/2008
Aircraft: Cessna C-152, registration: N48251
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
The pilot of the Cessna 152 fueled the airplane to full tanks, prior to departure. He planned for his flight to take approximately 3 hours, and his past experience led him to estimate a 4-hour endurance for the airplane. After approximately 2.7 hours, the engine began to run rough, and the pilot diverted to a nearby airport. The engine continued to lose power, and the pilot decided to land in a field, when he realized he would not be able to make it to the airport. After landing, the pilot observed that the left fuel tank was empty. The right fuel tank contained fuel, and its fuel gauge indicated 1/4 tank full. The pilot then decided to add fuel to the airplane and take off from the field. During the attempted takeoff, the airplane struck a rut in the grass and nosed over, substantially damaging the wings and fuselage.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot''s improper decision to takeoff from an inadequate field after a forced landing.
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So much for the praise,,
Seems like he was determined to break that airplane.
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