Aborted landing ends with student hitting windsock

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During a solo cross-country flight, the student landed at an airport in Miami with a crosswind from the right, without flaps.

During landing, the Cessna 172’s airspeed was fast, so she aborted the landing. However, her airplane was “very close” to another airplane in front that had also aborted its landing.

She decided to continue the landing but landed long. She then tried to exit the runway at the last available intersection, but the airplane ran off the left side of the runway and the left wing hit a windsock.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The student pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. –

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to control the airplane’s speed and direction during the approach, which resulted in landing long, a runway excursion, and impact with a windsock.

NTSB Identification: 98931

This January 2019 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.

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