On April 7, 2005, at 1215 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172R, N985BT, operated by Western Michigan University as an instructional airplane, impacted terrain during an after landing taxi on runway 05 (3,436 feet by 100 feet, grooved asphalt) at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Visual meteorological condition prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 141 student solo flight was not operating on a flight plan. The student pilot was uninjured. The local flight originated from AZO at 1115. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot stated that this was her first solo flight and during her first landing she exited the runway at "high speeds" and "almost flipped" the airplane. She stated that she tried correcting this and lost control of the airplane.