NTSB Identification: NYC06CA221.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 04, 2006 in Baltimore, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N65659
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.

During the landing flare, the airplane "ballooned up a little," and then landed hard. The student pilot then performed four more landings, before taxiing the airplane to the hangar without further incident. The pilot stated that no damage was evident during the post-flight examination of the airplane. A subsequent examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed a misaligned nose gear assembly, a buckled firewall, buckled fuselage flooring, and a buckled left wing outboard of the wing spar.

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

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

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