LAX04CA250
LAX04CA250

On June 26, 2004, at 1232 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172S, N35389, veered off the runway during the landing roll at the Glendale Municipal Airport, Glendale, Arizona. Glendale Aviation was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The local instructional flight originated from Glendale about 1145. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan had not been filed.

In a written statement, the student pilot reported that earlier in the day he had flown four full-stop takeoffs and landings with his flight instructor. With his instructor's authorization, he decided to fly solo, which would be his first solo flight. After making an uneventful takeoff, the pilot completed a traffic pattern for runway 19. On approach, he configured the airplane to compensate for wind conditions and input 30 degrees of flaps. The airplane touched down at a normal airspeed and was properly aligned on the runway's centerline.

The pilot further stated that after touchdown, the airplane's right wing lifted up. While attempting to correct, he lost control of the airplane. The airplane veered off the runway and collided with two hillocks. The airplane incurred damage to the firewall and bottom of the fuselage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.

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