On May 2, 1999, about 1040 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N704RB, registered to a private individual, experienced an in-flight loss of control while landing at the Lovell Field Airport, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the student pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The flight originated about 1005, from the Lovell Field Airport. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot stated that he had flown with his certified flight instructor (CFI) earlier, and the CFI got out of the airplane. He departed to perform solo landings and accomplished one full-stop, taxi back landing. The flight departed for the second full-stop landing and while flaring to land, the right wing dropped and the airplane yawed to the right. The student corrected the roll and yaw with left aileron and left rudder respectively and the airplane began drifting to the right. The student then applied power and the left wing of the airplane contacted the ground, followed by the nose section of the airplane.