On June 9, 2004, about 1400 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N802MC, was substantially damaged during an aborted landing at Elyria Airport (1G1), Elyria, Ohio. The certificated 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.

According to the student pilot's written statement, he was landing on runway 27, a 3,053-foot-long, 48-foot-wide, asphalt runway. During touchdown, the airplane encountered a gust of wind, and bounced off to the left side of the runway. The student pilot attempted to abort the landing, but the nose wheel struck tall grass, and the airplane came to rest inverted.

The accident flight was the student pilot's first solo flight. He reported a total flight experience of 21.7 hours.

The reported wind at an airport about 5 miles west of the accident site, at 1400, was from 250 degrees at 11 knots.

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