Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2008 Issue

April 7, 2008, Tucson, Ariz., Cessna 152

The 101-hour student pilot was practicing landings. While maneuvering for the last landing, the control tower reported a wind gust of 14 knots. The student pilot stated that after he landed "...the airplane went back in the air and I lost control." The airplane subsequently impacted the runway surface in a nose-low, left-wing-low attitude, resulting in substantial damage.

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