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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175322
Last updated: 13 March 2020
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Type:Piper PA-20
Registration: N7321K
C/n / msn: 20-221
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Laurel, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Laurel, MT (6S8)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that after completing some flight training with his instructor, he then prepared for his first solo flight to accomplish touch-and-go landings. The student stated that the first landing was without incident. During the second landing, the student reported that it was "rough" and he "powered then brought it in again." The landing was soft but the aircraft was sideways to runway heading. The student then reached down to release the flaps and, "As I did I began to wander." The student stated that he only meant to "touch the brakes, but apparently I applied too much." The aircraft then nosed over and came to rest inverted. Post accident inspection of the wheels and brakes found no evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing roll. Inadequate remedial action was a factor.



Revision history:

12-Apr-2015 16:42 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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