NTSB Identification: ATL05CA134.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 2005 in Winston-Salem, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Aircraft Mfg & Dev. Co. (AMD) CH2000, registration: N240AM
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.

The student pilot was conducting a solo flight with the certified flight instructor (CFI) observing the flight from the ground. The airplane was observed to depart from runway 22 and climb to 2,000 feet MSL on the downwind. The CFI heard the pilot on the radio having some communication with the control tower operator. The airplane was observed to turn on base at 2,000 feet before starting it's descent to 1,700 feet on final approach. The CFI heard a power reduction and observed full flaps as they were extended. The airplane was observed to come over the landing threshold at 100 feet. The CFI stated, "the student pilot rounded out at 5 feet AGL and bounced the airplane. The airplane climbed to 10 feet above the runway and the student flared high. The airplane stalled at 10 feet and landed hard on all three wheels. The result of the hard landing was the buckling of the lower right firewall."

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

The student pilot's misjudged flare and his improper recovery from a bounced landing resulting in a stall and hard landing.

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