Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2012 Issue

November 2, 2011, Frederick, Md., Cessna 172R Skyhawk

The student pilot experienced a loss of control during landing at about 1715 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The solo student pilot was not injured. During landing practice at a different airport, the student noticed a “slight shudder...during the landing roll.” Upon touching down at the accident airport, he felt a shudder in the wheels and a pull to the left.

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