On May 1, 1995, at 1335 central daylight time, a Cessna 152, N47331, registered to the DuPage Airport Authority of West Chicago, Illinois, and operated by a student pilot, exited runway 10 (4,751' x 75' dry/asphalt) at Dupage Airport, West Chicago, Illinois, and sustained substantial damage when it nosed over. The pilot reported no injuries. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. A VFR flight plan was on file. The flight departed Peoria, Illinois, at 1206. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot reported in his written statement that after a go around from his first approach, he encountered a crosswind condition on his second approach. He was concerned that a "violent" correction would flip the aircraft over. On roll out, the airplane exited the runway to the right, and nosed over after the nose landing gear sank into the mud. Seven minutes after the accident, DuPage Tower was reporting wind conditions, 050 degrees at 15 knots, gusts to 20 knots.