On March 23, 1996, at 0940 eastern standard time (est), a Cessna 152, N68352, piloted by a student pilot, collided with a snowbank while conducting a touch and go takeoff at Toledo Suburban Airport, Lambertville, Michigan. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The student pilot reported no injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight. No flight plan was filed. The flight operated under 14 CFR Part 91, and was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the student pilot's written statement, she performed five touch and go landings with her instructor pilot and was preparing for her second solo flight for that day. The student pilot performed two successful solo takeoffs and landings. The student stated, "Lost directional control on 3rd solo takeoff while performing a soft-field takeoff. Front wheel was off the ground, plane went left of center, right rudder applied to no avail." The left main gear struck a snowbank on the side of the runway followed by the nose gear and the airplane nosed over.