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. After adding power, the airplane “ballooned up more” so the Student pilot aborted the landing, adding full power and “dumping the flaps.” She stated that the airplane wouldnt climb and drifted left of the runway. The airplane descended and impacted terrain. The Student pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.


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