On November 4, 1997, approximately 1538 mountain standard time, a Luscombe 8F, N1895B, was substantially damaged when it dragged its right wing during turnoff from runway 28R after landing at Boise Air Terminal-Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. The solo student pilot, who was a co-owner of the airplane, was not injured in the occurrence. The accident occurred during a 14 CFR 91 solo cross-country instructional flight from Twin Falls, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and the flight was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan.

The student pilot reported:

...Upon arrival in [Boise], I was cleared to land on Runway 28R. I knew that an airliner was holding short, waiting for me to clear the runway. (Runway 28L was closed.) I landed, and was rolling out on 28R. I attempted to brake to slow down faster, and to enable myself to turn off sooner, to expedite clearing the runway. I turned off when I was going too fast to do so safely, and the plane spun around about 270 [degrees], and I ended up on the taxiway....

The student pilot, who reported she had 85.3 hours total time including 43.9 hours in make and model and 27.9 hours pilot-in-command time (including 20.0 hours in make and model), reported that no mechanical failure or malfunction was involved in the accident.

The reported winds in a 1556 Boise automated observation were from 280 degrees at 4 knots. Boise runway 28R is a 7,400 foot long by 150 foot wide asphalt and porous friction coated runway, and slopes down at 0.4 per cent from east to west. The Luscombe 8F is equipped with fixed conventional landing gear.

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