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Nov 30, 2001

For the UND guys and gals on here in case you hadn't heard. Alumni and Fraternity Brother(DTD)...

Elliot D. Dewey
[url="http://www.legacy.com/images/General/NoticeGuestBookButton.gif"]http://www.legacy.com/images/General/NoticeGuestBookButton.gif[/url] Dewey Elliot D., age 25, recently of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Minnetonka, MN. 2004 Graduate Commercial Aviation, University of North Dakota. Died on 9/11 in an aircraft crash while in a training flight after the aircraft experienced mechanical failure. "Absent from the body is present with the Lord." Survived by Mom & Dad, Cherry & Don Dewey of Victoria; siblings, Ryan, Joel, Elise; uncles & aunts, many friends. Visitation Fri., 6-8 PM Ridgewood Church, 4420 County Road #101, Minnetonka, MN (952) 474-0858. Memorial Service Sat., 10 AM, Ridgewood Church. Memorials preferred to Mission- ary Aviation Fellowship. Obit info albinchapel.com Albin Chapel-Eden Prairie Ralph, Jim, Dan Albinson (952) 914-9410
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my condolences to his family and friends. What was the mechanical failure?
Probably this one...

** Report created 9/14/2005 Record 1 **

Regis#: 6565L Make/Model: C152 Description: 152, A152, Aerobat
Date: 09/11/2005 Time: 2245

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Destroyed

City: LAKEWOOD State: CA Country: US


INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 2
# Crew: 2 Fat: 2 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:



Departed: LONG BEACH, CA Dep Date: Dep. Time:
Destination: LONG BEACH, CA Flt Plan: Wx Briefing:
Last Radio Cont:
Last Clearance:

FAA FSDO: LONG BEACH, CA (WP05) Entry date: 09/12/2005
2 Die as Plane Crashes Soon After Takeoff
Single-engine aircraft leaving Long Beach Airport plunges into a nearby parking lot and catches fire.

From Times Staff Reports

A single-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Long Beach Airport on Sunday afternoon, killing both men aboard, authorities said.

The plane crashed at 3:44 p.m. into the rear parking lot of an industrial building in the 3700 block of Industry Avenue, near Bixby Road, in Lakewood, airport and fire officials said. The building is across the street from the airport.

The identities of the two men aboard the plane were not released Sunday evening.

Airport spokeswoman Sharon Diggs-Jackson said she was not aware of any damage to buildings or property on the ground.

But Jeff Reeb, a battalion chief with the Long Beach Fire Department who responded to the crash, said one car was damaged.

Reeb said the plane came down at a "rather steep angle" when it crashed and caught fire.

Authorities did not immediately know the cause of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate.

Weather is not believed to have been a factor because there was no cloud cover or rain at the time the plane took off.

Firefighters from Long Beach and Los Angeles County responded to the scene and quickly put out a small fire, said county fire dispatch supervisor Art Marrujo.

A passerby, Brent Hatcher, 17, said he was walking with his friends to an arcade when "we saw a big cloud of black smoke."

"They put it out real quick," he said.
NTSB releases prelim:
NTSB Identification: LAX05FA296
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 2005 in Lakewood, CA
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N6565L
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On September 11, 2005, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 152, N6565L, collided with terrain at Lakewood, California. Aviation West Flight School was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and the student pilot sustained fatal injuries; the airplane was destroyed. The local instructional flight departed Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California, and had been airborne about 1 minute. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The approximate global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of the primary wreckage were 33 degrees 49.79 minutes north latitude and 118 degrees 976 minutes west longitude.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airplane departed runway 25 right at Daugherty Field. About 30 seconds later, the pilot reported poor climb performance, and requested to return to the airport.

Numerous witnesses observed the airplane. They reported that it was low, and appeared to be going slow. The engine maintained the same sound; it was not coughing, sputtering, or backfiring. It sounded like it was at a low rpm (revolutions per minute). They reported that the nose was up, the wings were rocking, and the tail was moving back and forth. The right wing then dropped about 90 degrees, and the nose went nearly straight down.

The airplane came to rest behind a building. The right wing was under a truck, and the truck's front left wheel was on top of the right horizontal stabilizer. The right side of the fuselage and the vertical stabilizer rested against the truck's front bumper. Fire consumed most of the cabin area.
From the NSTB prelim that FN FAL posted:
" It sounded like it was at a low rpm (revolutions per minute)."

What's the point of using acronyms if you're going to write it all out anyways?
MDAutry said:
Was it in a spin?

It's easy to be the monday morning quarterback but it sounds like a spin. You can't turn the plane around if its too low. Even if all thats in front of you are buildings and crowded roads you still cant turn the airplane around at low altitude. I'm not saying that I could have done any better. It's just sad to see the same mistake repeated over and over usually resulting in death. I try and tell all my students: 300' from pattern altitude make your crosswind turn. OH, and by the way this is when its safe to turn back to the runway. Until then its straight ahead and aim at the smallest tree.

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