On November 11, 2002, at 1300 central standard time, a Champion 7ECA, N2557F, operated by Faulk County Flying Club as an instructional airplane, received substantial damage during taxi after landing at Faulkton Municipal Airport (3FU), Faulkton, South Dakota. The airplane was being piloted by a student pilot when it veered off the runway and nosed over during taxi. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed on the day of the accident. The student solo flight was operating under 14 CFR Part 91. The student pilot reported no injuries. The flight originated from 3FU.

The student pilot stated that he just completed the best landing ever made. The airplane veered off the runway while taxiing, went downhill into a gully, and nosed over.

The student pilot accumulated a total flight time of 23.7 hours, of which 5.8 hours was solo flight time.

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