June 1, Steens, Miss. / Piper Tomahawk


At about 13:45 central time, a Piper PA-38-112 struck trees after landing at Hopper Field. The flight instructor was seriously injured and the student pilot reported no injuries. The airport manager, who witnessed the accident, said the airplane was high and fast on the approach to the 1,400-foot-long runway 36. He said the airplane landed about halfway down the runway, departed the end of the runway and struck trees.


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