On August 9, 1999, at 1630 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N66271, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on runway 13 (4,000' x 75') at the Perry Muncipal Airport, Perry, Iowa. The student pilot was not injured. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight originated from Des Moines, Iowa, at 1600 cdt. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot reported that she set up for the landing on runway 13 with 20 degrees of flaps at 60 knots. She stated that during the landing, a gust of wind blew the airplane to the left of the runway. The student pilot reported she applied full power and lowered the nose. The airspeed was still 60 knots and the stall horn was sounding when the airplane was "...thrown to left and down." She reported the airplane "hit ground, bounced hard" then became airborne with the stall horn still sounding and the airspeed remaining at 60 knots. She reported she lowered the nose and the airplane once again contacted the ground and became airborne. The airplane then "hit hard" and came to rest in a soy bean field.
The winds reported at the Boone Muncipal Airport, 33 miles northeast of the accident site, at 1645 cdt, were from 200 degrees at 12 knots gusting to 19 knots.