NTSB Identification: MIA01LA230.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 2001 in Ormond Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N704KK
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot was performing a soft field landing during a supervised solo flight, and she said that during the landing the aircraft bounced. She said she tried to recover by keeping the nose up, and then putting the nose down, but the aircraft bounced three times, and during the third bounce the nose came down, and the aircraft stopped. The flight instructor stated that he had showed the student soft field landings with both 20 and 40 degrees of flaps, and told her to perform them with 20 degrees of flaps, since he felt that she would not be able to handle the airplane with 40 degrees of flaps. The FAA inspector who conducted the postaccident examination of the aircraft said that during the landing, the landing gear failed, and was bent under the aircraft, bringing it to an abrupt halt. As a result, the firewall was damaged, and the forward fuselage wrinkled.

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

the student pilot's improper landing flare/touchdown while attempting to make a soft field landing during a supervised solo flight which resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft

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