On June 22, 1993, at about 1525 central daylight time, a Cessna 150, N63255 was substantially damaged following a collision with terrain during a landing attempt at Smyrna, Tennessee. The student pilot received serious injuries in the accident. The aircraft was owned and being operated under 14 CFR Part 91 by Mathews Air, Incorporated of Franklin, Tennessee. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local instructional flight. The flight departed Smyrna, Tennessee at about 1500. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to witnesses, the student pilot was practicing touch and go landings on runway 19. During the landing, the aircraft appeared to land hard and bounced back into the air. The aircraft then swerved off the runway to the left, and the left wing contacted the terrain.
The pilot stated that she landed hard and bounced the aircraft. She then attempted a go around, and accidentally raised the flaps to the full up position. She then lost control of the aircraft and impacted the terrain with the left wing.