Multiple Witnesses Reported That They Observed The Airplane In A Descending Turn

Location: Banning, CA Accident Number: WPR21FA298
Date & Time: July 30, 2021, 09:24 Local Registration: N8520G
Aircraft: Cessna 150 Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On July 30, 2021, about 0924, a Cessna 150 airplane, N8520G, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Banning, California. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A witness, located at the Banning Airport (BNG), reported hearing the airplane in the traffic pattern practicing touch-and-go landings. Multiple witnesses reported that they observed the airplane in a descending turn, however, none of the witness observed the airplane impact terrain.

The airplane came to rest in a rock covered open field, on a heading of about 020° magnetic, at an elevation of 2,253 feet mean sea level. A path of disturbed rocks and debris extend away from the wreckage about 75 feet, on a bearing of 014°. The first identified point of impact was a large rock with trace amounts of aircraft paint deposits. All major components of the airplane were located within the main wreckage area. A post impact fire thermally damaged the fuselage and wings.

The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.