May 2, 1985

Glenwood Springs Airport


NTSB Identification: DEN85LA124 For details, refer to NTSB microfiche number 27585A

Accident occurred MAY-02-85 at GLENWOOD SPRING, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N18009
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A BASKETBALL COURT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM GLENWOOD SPRINGS ARPT. THE PLT MADE A TOUCH AND GO LANDING AND TURNED OFF THE CARBURETOR HEAT 100 FT ABOVE THE GROUND DURING THE TAKEOFF CLIMB. HE SAID THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH WHEN THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS PUSHED IN. WHILE ADJUSTING THE MIXTURE CONTROL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE ACFT STALLED 50 FT ABOVE THE GROUND AND BROKE INTO 3 PIECES ON GROUND IMPACT. THE MIXTURE CONTROL WAS FOUND IN THE LEAN POSITION AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

Probable Cause

Mixture..Improper use of..Pilot in command
Airplane handling..Improper..Pilot in command

Contributing Factors

Improper use of equipment/aircraft..Pilot in command