NTSB Identification: ERA09CA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 01, 2008 in Asheville, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/24/2008
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2055R
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.

While conducting touch and go landings during the student pilot’s first solo flight, the Cessna 172S hit the runway "hard" and then bounced. The pilot added power, but the airplane "stalled" and the nose of the airplane pitched down, impacting the runway on the nose landing gear. The fuselage and firewall were substantially damaged during landing.

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

The student pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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