Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2009 Issue

February 14, 2009, Tulsa, Okla., Cessna 152

The airplane sustained substantial damage at 1353 Central time when it impacted the runway during landing. Visual conditions prevailed; the solo student pilot was not injured. This was the student pilotís first solo flight; her instructor observed from a distance. The pilot made a landing approach and flared prematurely, landing hard. The airplane bounced and struck the runway, collapsing the nose gear.

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