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    ADN says Cessna 150 with three on board during takeoff. That seems a little unlikely, but there are no real additional details given, so hard to evaluate.

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    Hard to squeeze two in there, let alone three. The press has a knack for screwing up aircraft accident reporting, probably the case here...

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    My memory is not the greatest but I remember some 150/152's were certified with a third seat. I wouldn't bet on it, but I have heard of people carrying a child in the baggage area before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adison View Post
    My memory is not the greatest but I remember some 150/152's were certified with a third seat.
    The one I trained in had a bench seat aft.
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    ADN now calling it a 172...NewsMiner calling it a 150....But I seem to remember that the C150 had a third seat provision for a child type seat in some models

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    I just looked at the Anchorage Daily News article on the crash and they're saying it was a C-172. It's tough to tell from the picture in the paper what it is. It's pretty balled up. Bad deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I just looked at the Anchorage Daily News article on the crash and they're saying it was a C-172. It's tough to tell from the picture in the paper what it is. It's pretty balled up. Bad deal.
    Yes...very sad deal. Hope the other two are going to be okay.
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    Back when I would rent my old C-150 (160 hp jugs) , I caught a one student pilot sneaking his buddy and girlfriend into the plane after he taxied over to get gas. He had his girlfriend crawl into the rear cargo bay and she was just sprawled out in there when I caught them. He had apparently done it before. He never flew with me or my gear again.
    The lack of a seat does not mean that somebody was not laying or squatting in there....
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    FOUND THIS WITH THE TAIL NUMBER::::

    IDENTIFICATION
    Date: 18-OCT-13
    Time: 01:13:00Z
    Regis#: N1512Y
    Aircraft Make: CESSNA
    Aircraft Model: 172
    Event Type: Accident
    Highest Injury: Fatal
    Aircraft Missing:
    Damage: Destroyed
    LOCATION
    City: FAIRBANKS
    State: Alaska
    Country:
    DESCRIPTION
    Description: AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, CRASHED OFF THE RUNWAY AND WENT INTO THE PERIMETER FENCE, THERE WERE 3 PERSONS ON BOARD, 1 WAS FATALLY INJURED AND 2 SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, FAIRBANKS, ALASKA
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    I was on ERA flight 737 coming back from Galena, on approach you could see all the emergency vehicles at the end of the runaway. The pilots keep looking over at the accident while just over the runway. I drove my rental car down there and talked with the officer blocking the road. He said there were three passengers and thought it was a 150 as well. It appeared the pilot tried to turn back to the runway but ran out of altitude. The plane stopped violently in the face of a ditch just before the fence. The fence was destroyed by rescue getting to the aircraft.

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    Local news has just reported the deceased is the individual shown as the registered owner of N1512Y.
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    Just found out it was Dr Tanner, he was my Dentist. He was a great person and will be missed. Prayers for him and his family.

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    FROM THE FAIRBANKS CRASH

    N1512Y



    Manufacturer: Cessna
    Model: 172C Skyhawk Year built: 1962
    Construction Number (C/N): 17249212
    Number of Seats: 4
    Number of Engines: 1
    Engine Type: Reciprocating
    Engine Manufacturer and Model: Cont Motor 0-300 SER

    Aircraft

    Registration Number: N1512Y
    Mode S Code: A0D09B
    Certification Class: Standard
    Certification Issued: 1994-02-01
    Air Worthiness Test: 1962-02-28
    Last Action Taken: 2008-07-15
    Current Status: Valid

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    Registration Type: Individual
    Address: Fairbanks, AK 99709
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    Region: Alaskan
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Just found out it was Dr Tanner, he was my Dentist. He was a great person and will be missed. Prayers for him and his family.

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