NTSB Identification: FTW00LA148.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 13, 2000 in MESQUITE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172H, registration: N2440L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During one of a series of touch-and-go landings, the student pilot 'landed a bit hard,' the airplane bounced and the flight instructor applied full power. However, 'there was not enough airspeed to stop the sink rate.' The airplane touched down again and 'hit hard on the left main gear, then on the nose wheel.' The flight instructor executed a go-around and continued the flight to the departure airport where he landed the airplane without further incident. The firewall was structurally damaged.

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

The flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the student pilot during the landing.

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