Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2000 Issue

Feb. 29, Fort Worth, Texas / Cessna 152

At 18:25 CST, a Cessna 152 struck railroad tracks during an aborted landing near Fort Worth. The solo student pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was doing touch and goes at Hicks Airfield when he overshot the turn to final. When he recovered, the airplane touched down on the right main, bounced to the left main and turned 45 degrees to the runway. He added full power to go around, but the left wing struck a tree and the airplane crashed onto railroad tracks....

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