The Cessna 150 departed on the local night flight in instrument flight rules conditions with 7 miles visibility and overcast clouds at 300 feet above ground level (agl).
Radar data showed it departed the runway, made one flight around the traffic pattern, and landed six minutes later.
It departed again to the west, did not remain in the traffic pattern, and reached an altitude of 740 feet agl. It made a left turn, which tightened as it descended about 1,900 feet per minute.
The plane hit a field near Watkins, Colo., and bounced one time before it came to rest upright. [Read more…]