SEA02LA056
SEA02LA056

On March 17, 2002, approximately 1545 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 120 airplane, N77301, registered to Dewpoint Aviation LLC of Deer Park, Washington, and being operated by a private pilot on a 14 CFR 91 personal flight, was substantially damaged when the pilot lost directional control, went off the side of the runway and struck a ditch during landing practice on runway 34 at Deer Park, Washington. The pilot, who was the airplane's sole occupant, received minor injuries in the accident. Visual meteorological conditions with calm winds were reported at Deer Park at 1553, and no flight plan was filed for the flight.

The pilot reported that the airplane "bounced" (during a simulated crosswind landing) and directional control was lost. After the bounced landing, the airplane veered to the left (west), exited the runway and collided with a drainage ditch.

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