Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2001 Issue

August 22, Weatherford, Texas / Cessna 152

At approximately 09:10 central time, a Cessna 152 overran runway 35 and collided with a tractor/trailer on Interstate 20, killing the student pilot. The pilot was on a solo cross country when he reported to air traffic controllers that he was lost and low on fuel. The controller gave him vectors to Weatherford , where he tried to land into a 20-knot wind. The airplane bounced a few times and the pilot executed a go-around. He then made a 270-degree turn and tried to land with a tailwind on the 2,850-foot runway 35. The airplane didnít touch down until more than halfway down the runway and went off the end of the runway while still doing an estimated 45 mph....

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