NTSB Identification: IAD05CA104.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in Charlottesville, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N3537B
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.

Following an uneventful flight, the student pilot completed the approach, and began the landing flare over the runway. According to the pilot, " I started the flare too early, [and] I was too high." He further explained that the airplane stalled, and landed hard on the runway.

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

The student pilot's improper flare which resulted in a hard landing.

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