NTSB Identification: CEN10CA336
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 21, 2010 in Maryland Heights, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/21/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1061X
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 pilot reported that he was practicing takeoffs and landings and that the first two landing were normal. On the third landing the airplane landed hard and bounced, so the pilot performed a go-around. The subsequent landing was good, but the pilot noticed a shimmy in the nosewheel. Postaccident inspection of the airplane revealed that the nosewheel bearing and firewall were damaged.

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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