Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2007 Issue

July 6, 2007, Muncie, Ind., Cessna 150M

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during an aborted landing attempt. The Student pilot was conducting her first solo landing. After turning final and selecting 40 degrees of flaps, she reduced engine power once she "knew that [she] had the runway made." Then, she "flared too soon," the airplane "landed hard" and bounced back into the air.

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