This June 2009 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 152. Injuries: None. Location: Oklahoma City. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing slips to a landing on a 5,001-foot runway. The airplane landed long and bounced. The student pilot did not attempt to abort the landing. Instead she applied the brakes. The airplane touched down and went off the end of runway, through a fence and onto a road.
She pilot told investigators that she misjudged the airplane’s speed on approach.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during landing.
For more information: NTSB.gov. NTSB identification: CEN09CA387.