Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Woodbine, Maryland
Friday, June 18, 1982 18:30 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
AFTER TAKING OFF FROM RUNWAY 21, THE PILOT MADE A LEFT TURN-OUT THEN REENTERED A DOWNWIND FOR RUNWAY 03. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, A CESSNA 150 WAS DEPARTING FROM RUNWAY 21 AND A GLIDER ENTERED THE PATTERN TO LAND ON RUNWAY 03. TWO WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT CONVERGING IN THE VICINITY OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. ACCORDING TO ONE WITNESS, ONE OF THE CONVERGING AIRCRAFT PULLED UP SHARPLY, THEN SPUN THREE TIMES BEFORE HITTING THE GROUND. N5153X CRASHED ON THE DOWNWIND LEG. IT IMPACTED IN ABOUT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE AND BURNED. REPORTEDLY, THE ENGINE SOUNDED NORMAL UNTIL IMPACT. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/18/1982 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1830 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityWOODBINE  
Event StateMARYLAND 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingUnknown 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)80 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorVariable 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyFAA 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1401 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN5153X 
NTSB NumberATL82FIG09  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireGround 
Aircraft ExplosionGround 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBELLANCA  
Aircraft Model7GCBC  
Aircraft Series Identifier7GCBC  
Aircraft Serial Number154  
Certified Max Gross Weight1650 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection89 
Airframe Hours1400 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameAVIATION CONSUMER SERVICES, IN 
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 257  
Aircraft Owner CityWOODBINE  
Aircraft Owner StateMD 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode21797  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameAVIATION CONSUMER SERVICES, IN 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street AddressP.O. BOX 257  
Operator CityWOODBINE  
Operator StateMD 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code21797  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityWOODBINE  
Departure StateMD 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1825 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityWOODBINE  
Destination StateMD 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:50PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location3  
Runway Length1600 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--