FAA investigating flight student’s hard landing

Of Cessna at Honolulu International Airport

  • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • First Posted: January 26, 2012 – 7:33 pm

HONOLULU — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a flight student’s hard landing of a Cessna at Honolulu International Airport.
FAA spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot was on a training flight and lost control while trying to land Thursday. The Cessna 172 veered off the left side of a runway, went into a grassy area and come to a stop on another runway with the landing gear collapsed.
The state Department of Transportation says the 20-year-old female flight student was the only person on board. She was not injured but the plane has substantial damage.
Airport firefighters helped her out of the plane, which was removed during a brief closure of the runway.
Transportation spokesman Dan Meisenzahl says there were no disruptions of any aircraft landings or departures.

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