NTSB Identification: CEN13LA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 2012 in Roanoke, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N985GE
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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On November 3, 2012, about 1040 central daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N985GE, impacted an automobile on final approach to runway 17 (3,500 feet by 40 feet, asphalt) at Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Marcair, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was operated on a visual flight rules flight plan. The solo, cross-country flight originated from Possum Kingdom Airport (F35), Graford, Texas, about 1005, with an intended destination of 52F.
The student pilot reported that he entered a left traffic pattern for runway 17 at 52F. He recalled that the approach was normal and the airspeed was about 60 knots when crossing the fence near the end of the runway. He stated that just after crossing the fence the landing gear impacted the automobile, resulting in a hard landing. The nose and left main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane veered off the right side of the runway before coming to rest in the grass.
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