NTSB Identification: LAX08CA124
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 07, 2008 in San Luis Obispo, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N65630
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 airplane's descent was uneventful. The wind was reported as 300 degrees at 19 knots gusting to 25 knots. After touchdown, the airplane porpoised. The pilot then taxied the airplane to the hangar. Although the landing was very rough, the pilot was unaware that the airplane was damaged. Post-flight examination revealed that the propeller blades were slightly bent to the rear, and the firewall was dented.

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

The pilot's inadequate landing flare, resulting in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the gusty wind condition.

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