NTSB Identification: FTW94LA011.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 15, 1993 in CO. SPRINGS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N5191F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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A STUDENT PILOT, ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT, WAS CLEARED FOR A TOUCH AND GO LANDING FOLLOWING THE LANDING OF A C-130 AIRCRAFT. DURING THE FLARE, THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED UP AND ROLLED TO THE RIGHT. DURING AN ATTEMPT TO REGAIN CONTROL, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TAXIWAY SIGN AND NOSED OVER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AN ENCOUNTER WITH WAKE TURBULENCE DURING THE LANDING FLARE. A FACTOR WAS LACK OF TOTAL PILOT EXPERIENCE.

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