NTSB Identification: ERA11CA147
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Daytona Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N378FA
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.

According to the pilot, as he approached the runway to land and crossed the temporary threshold, he configured the airplane in a level attitude. Upon touchdown, the airplane impacted the runway hard and bounced. The pilot pushed the yoke forward and the airplane bounced a second time, resulting in substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

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

The pilot's inadequate flare that resulted in a hard landing.

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