NTSB Identification: FTW96LA256.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1996 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Cessna R172K, registration: N3814V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot had a total flight time of about 87 hours. About 17 hours of this flight time was in a Cessna R172K, all of which was dual flight time. On 6/14/96, the student took off on his first solo flight in the Cessna R172K. During his first solo landing in the R172K, the airplane landed hard and was damaged.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

an improper flare by the pilot, which resulted in a hard landing.

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