On May 12, 2001, about 1345 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172, N1264U, sustained substantial damage during a touch-and-go landing at McMinnville Municipal Airport, McMinnville, Oregon. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country training flight under the provisions of Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The airplane is registered to Treetop Aviation, Inc, and operated by Right Approach Aviation, Troutdale, Oregon. The student pilot, the sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan was filed. The round robin cross-country flight originated at Troutdale, Oregon, with intermediate stops at Corvallis, and McMinnville, Oregon.

During a touch-and-go landing at McMinnville Airport (runway 22), the aircraft's left wing contacted the runway surface. The pilot continued the flight to Troutdale, Oregon, the final destination of the cross-country flight. In a written statement dated May 21, the pilot stated that he had overcorrected for the crosswind, and the airplane touched down "...a little hard."

The pilot of the airplane stated he was not aware that the airplane's left wing contacted the runway surface during the intermediate touch-and-go landing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage the left wing. .

The 1353 Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) at McMinnville, reported winds from 230 degrees true at 16 knots.

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