SEA02LA070
SEA02LA070

On May 23, 2002, about 2141 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 152, N67505, sustained substantial damage during landing on runway 25 at the Troutdale Airport, Troutdale, Oregon. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane is registered to Eagle Flight Center, and was being operated as a training flight under the provisions of Title 14, CFR part 91. Visual meteorological conditions (VFR) prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

In a written statement, the pilot reported that the airplane's touchdown airspeed was higher than normal. He reported that during the airplane's rollout, he applied aileron and rudder inputs to compensate for a crosswind. Shortly after making the correction, the airplane swerved to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder and the aircraft swerved to the left. The pilot was unable to correct the situation and the airplane departed the south side of the runway and collided with a taxiway marker.

The 2153 METAR observation at Troutdale reported winds from 250 degrees at 8 knots.


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