On 29 April 1999, at 1030 central daylight time, a Cessna 172, N5336R, operated by Trew Aero Inc., was substantially damaged during a hard landing. The student pilot on a solo flight landed hard and the airplane's firewall was bent. The student pilot was not injured. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight had departed Eagle Airport, Blair, Nebraska, on a local flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that he was, "... practicing takeoffs and landings, and air work in a mild crosswind. Turbulence caused by a grove of trees to the east end of the runway caused the aircraft to float and then drop."
The student pilot's total flight experience was 63 flight hours.