NTSB Identification: WPR13CA032
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 29, 2012 in Long Beach, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48340
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 the airplane landed hard, bounced, and began to porpoise. The student pilot stated that during the porpoise oscillation, the airplane landed on its nosewheel. Postaccident examination revealed that the engine firewall was bent. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

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

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