NTSB Identification: WPR12CA082
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Honolulu, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/02/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N66540
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 reported that, during a solo flight, she made a normal approach, and the airplane touched down firmly on the runway and bounced twice. The pilot neutralized the flight controls to stop the bouncing. When directed by the tower air traffic controller to go-around, she applied full power, turned off the carburetor heat, and raised the flaps. As she raised the airplane’s nosewheel off of the ground, the airplane veered to the left, exited the runway surface, and struck a runway sign. The airplane’s firewall sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

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

The student pilot’s improper landing flare and inadequate directional control while performing an aborted landing.

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