On April 29, 2004, at 2000 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N70SU, was substantially damaged during landing at the Ohio State University Airport (OSU), Columbus, Ohio. The student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local solo instructional flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the student pilot, during landing, when the airplane was about 10 to 20 feet above the ground, it encountered a wind gust which forced it into a climb. The student pilot then lowered the nose, and "overcompensated" with forward elevator pressure. The nose of the airplane contacted the runway, the airplane bounced, and then impacted the ground a second time, subsequently damaging the nose wheel landing gear. The airplane tilted forward, and slid to a stop on the remaining runway.
The student pilot reported 45 hours of total flight experience, all in make and model.
The winds reported at OSU, at 2000, were from 200 degrees at 7 knots.