On January 17, 2002, at approximately 1515 mountain standard time, a Cessna 152, N68737, operated by Utah State University, was substantially damaged following loss of control during landing roll at Logan-Cache Airport, Logan, Utah. The private pilot, the sole occupant on board, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for this local instructional flight being conducted under Title 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated at approximately 1500. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the student pilot, during landing roll on runway 35, the airplane hit several patches of snow and ice that were located left of the centerline. He attempted to add a little power and right rudder to avoid the ice. The airplane veered to the left, the nose landing gear struck a snow bank, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing spar, vertical stabilizer and rudder.
The pilot reported that his total flight time was 85.5 hours in all aircraft, and this was his first flight in the last 90 days.
At 1551, the recorded weather conditions at Logan-Cache Airport, were, wind, calm; visibility, 3 statute miles; temperature, minus 10 degrees Celsius; dew point, minus 12 degrees Celsius; and an altimeter setting, 30.16.