On April 14, 1995, about 1215 eastern daylight time, N4778B, a Cessna 152 registered to Chandelle Aviation Inc. experienced gear damage on landing at West Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the student pilot reported no injuries. The flight had originated about 1 hour earlier. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student stated that while attempting a landing he lost control of the airplane and the airplane started drifting to the right. He then attempted a go-around and the airplane drifted and started to sink. The student then reduced engine power to idle and attempted to land. The airplane then struck an airport sign and landed off the runway. The main landing gear attachment fixture was damaged, and the airport sign was destroyed. The damage to the airplane was not determined to be substantial until April 12, 1995.