SEA93LA185
SEA93LA185

On August 22, 1993, at approximately 1100 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Cessna 150H, N22369, experienced a nose-over at a private airstrip near Garfield, Washington. The student pilot, who was on his first solo cross-country flight, received minor injuries, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The flight, which departed Felts Field, Spokane, Washington, at about 1000 PDT, and was en route to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, Pullman, Washington, was operating in visual meteorological conditions at the time of the accident. The flight was on a VFR flight plan, and the ELT, which was activated by the accident, was turned off at the scene.

The student pilot said that he felt he had become lost, and decided to land when he spotted the private strip. He said that his airspeed got a little high just before touchdown and, because he was concentrating on landing before he ran out of runway, he landed hard, bounced, and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft departed the runway and flipped over when it slid over a ditch.

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