NTSB Identification: MIA05CA109.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 20, 2005 in Daytona Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N864CP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the student and the flight instructor, the student was performing his second supervised solo flight, and his first attempt at landing resulted in a the airplane impacting the runway hard, and porpoising. After landing, an examination of the airplane revealed that the floorboard, and firewall had buckled. Both the flight instructor and student stated that prior to the accident there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems.

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

The student pilot's improper landing flare and the CFI's inadequate supervision resulting in a hard landing and damage to the airplane.

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