FTW96LA029
FTW96LA029

On October 26, 1995, approximately 1155 central daylight time, a Cessna 150L, N5350Q, operated by Airman Flight School, was substantially damaged during landing at Norman, Oklahoma. The student pilot and the flight instructor were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight being conducted under Title 14 CFR Part 91. The local flight originated at Norman, Oklahoma, on October 26, 1995, approximately 1100.

The following is based on written statements from the flight instructor and student pilot contained in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, and other witness' statements. After a local training flight, the student pilot made the landing approach under the direction of the flight instructor. As the airplane crossed the runway threshold, the descent rate increased. The student was told to add "a little power" to arrest the sink rate and level off to dissipate excess airspeed before initiating the flare. The student "did not seem to add enough power" and before the instructor could react, the left main landing gear struck the runway and the airplane bounced back into the air. The right wing "seemed to be getting lifted by a gust of wind" and the airplane banked to the left. Full right aileron was applied but the airplane continued banking left. The left wing then struck the ground and the airplane nosed over.

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