NTSB Identification: WPR09CA279
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 08, 2009 in Shafter, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 182T, registration: N61907
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 touched down, bounced, and began to porpoise. The student pilot stated that her reaction was too slow and the propeller struck the runway, resulting in damage to the engine firewall.

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

The student pilot's improper landing flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing.

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