On March 22, 2005, about 0915 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172S, N562AB, nosed over after veering off the runway and colliding with a cement block at Thermal, California. Palm Springs Flying Club 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 cross-country instructional flight departed Palm Springs, California, about 0800. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The operator reported that the student pilot flew solo to Thermal to practice touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. The student completed five successful touch-and-goes. On the sixth landing, a quartering wind blew the airplane to the left of the runway. The student tried to takeoff, but the airplane veered off the runway. The nose wheel hit a cement block, and the airplane nosed over. The student exited through the pilot's side door.
The student moved out of the area, and did not submit a statement.