Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2002 Issue

October 08, Greenville, N.C. / Cessna 152

At about 13:12 eastern time, the pilot of a Cessna 152 lost control during the landing roll at Pitt-Greenville Airport. The two occupants were not injured, but the airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot said they were about three hours into a flight planned for two hours, 45 minutes when he decided to divert for fuel. Winds were reported as out of the west/northwest at 10 knots. He landed on runway 2 with no flaps extended, remaining in a crab until just before touchdown, then kicking out of the crab to align with the runway. The airplane landed left main wheel first. The pilot said that the “brakes were locked up” when the right wheel touched down....

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