Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2006 Issue

September 3, 2006, Pensacola, Fla. / Cessna 172N

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 0915 Central time when it impacted trees during a landing attempt. Visual conditions prevailed; the Student pilot received minor injuries. The accident occurred during the pilotís first supervised solo flight. According to the observing instructor, during the landing attempt and while on short final, it appeared the airplane was slightly high. The airplane then seemed to assume a flared attitude appropriate for landing but well above the runway. He…

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