CHI93LA183
CHI93LA183

On May 27, 1993, at 1500 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N714AN, sustained substantial damage when it struck a power pole during an aborted landing at the Flora Municipal Airport, Flora, Illinois. The certified flight instructor and the student pilot aboard the airplane both received minor injuries. The local instructional flight originated at the Flora Airport at 1445. No flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The flight instructor and student were attempting to practice takeoffs and landings on runway 03. Witnesses reported the wind to be from the southwest at 10-15 knots. The instructor stated the student had discontinued two approaches and on the third approach dove for the runway then pulled the nose up. The instructor took control of the airplane and attempted to land. She reported: "We landed on one wheel, out of control on the ground, so my reaction was to add full power, pick up the flaps, and get it back in the air."

Witnesses reported that the airplane landed about 2500 feet down the runway, and that it never climbed any higher than 20 feet on the aborted landing before it struck a power pole off the departure end of the runway.

The flight instructor had accrued 3 hours of instructor time, and reported 233 hours total flight time.

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