NTSB Identification: ERA10CA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 04, 2010 in Winter Haven, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N4655X
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 student pilot completed his first solo flight the day prior to the accident. On the day of the accident, the student pilot was completing another solo flight in the traffic pattern. During his third landing on runway 5, the airplane bounced once, then landed again and collapsed the nose landing gear. The airplane came to rest on the runway and sustained damage to the firewall. No mechanical malfunctions or failures were reported by the student pilot. The recorded wind at the airport, about the time of the accident, was from 040 degrees at 4 knots, gusting to 16 knots.

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

The student pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing in gusting winds.

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