FTW94LA143
FTW94LA143

On April 23, 1994, at 1500 central daylight time, a Cessna 140, N2302N, was substantially damaged during landing at Hempstead, Texas. The private pilot and his pilot rated passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that he was going to practice touch and go landings in his newly acquired airplane. He chose Hempstead Airport, a private/glider strip that he was not familiar with. According to the enclosed report, the pilot "landed on what looked to be main strip." However, it "turned out to be between strips." During the landing roll the airplane encountered a soft wet area and nosed over. The vertical stabilizer and left wing strut were structurally damaged.

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