On September 20, 1998, at 1445 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N6107K, owned and operated by a private individual, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at the Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport near Yukon, Oklahoma. The student pilot was on her third solo training flight and was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed for the Title 14 CFR Part 91 training flight which originated from the Wiley Post Airport near Bethany, Oklahoma, at 1330. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot reported that she had been practicing touch and go landings to runway 17R. On the fourth landing, she thought she "flared too early resulting in a hard landing." The aircraft bounced after the initial touchdown and the student pilot lowered the nose and touched down a second time on the nose gear which collapsed.
Examination of the aircraft by the FAA inspector revealed the nose gear, firewall, propeller and lower fuselage were damaged. The student pilot had accumulated 32 hours flight time of which 31 hours were in the same make and model of aircraft.