CHI96LA098
CHI96LA098

On February 24, 1996, at 1425 central standard time, a Cessna 152, N6325Q, operated by St. Charles Flying Service, was substantially damaged following a loss of control and nose over during landing at the Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, Illinois. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions under a VFR flight plan. The student pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The flight originated from St. Charles, Missouri, at 1326 cst.

The student pilot was on his first solo cross country flight when the accident occurred. He stated he aborted his first landing approach because he was not properly aligned with the runway. The pilot stated that during the second landing he was still in a crab angle during the flare. He reported, "...I felt the airplane begin to skid on me as I tried to straighten it out, I panicked as I felt that I lost control of the airplane." The airplane traveled off the side of the runway where it nosed over. The landing was being made on runway 31 (5,000' x 75'). The pilot reported that the local winds were form 210 to 240 degrees at 10 to 15 knots.

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