SEA94LA185
SEA94LA185

On July 14, 1994, at 1745 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A152, N761UA, collided with a ditch after landing at Bremerton National Airport, Bremerton, Washington. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured.

In a written statement, the pilot reported that after touching down on runway 19, the right wing and right main landing gear suddenly raised. The pilot applied right aileron control to recover. After the right main wheel touched down, the airplane was positioned approximately 45 degrees to the runway heading. The pilot applied heavy braking, however, the airplane continued off the side of the runway and collided with a ditch.

The pilot reported that the weather at the time of the accident was clear with the wind from 220 degrees at six knots. No wind gusts were reported.

At 1835, the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at Bremerton was reporting the winds from 170 degrees at seven knots. No wind gusts were reported.

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