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N4606X accident description

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Crash location 41.743889°N, 72.180000°W
Nearest city Willimantic, CT
41.710654°N, 72.208134°W
2.7 miles away
Tail number N4606X
Accident date 01 Jun 2005
Aircraft type Cessna 150G
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 1, 2005, about 1100 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150G, N4606X, was substantially damaged while landing at the Windham Airport, Willimantic, Connecticut. The student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local instructional flight.

The student pilot reported that he departed runway 27, a 4,278-foot-long, 100-foot-wide, asphalt runway. He remained in the traffic pattern and intended to practice landings in the tail-wheeled airplane. During the student pilot's first landing attempt, the airplane bounced, and touched down with a "left crab." The pilot attempted to straighten the airplane; however, it departed the left side of the runway and struck a fence.

The student pilot reported 40 hours of total flight experience, which included about 30 hours in the same make and model as the accident airplane. He did not report any mechanical malfunctions.

Winds reported at the airport, about the time of the accident, were from 140 degrees, at 3 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing and his failure to maintain directional control while landing.

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