NTSB Identification: CEN14CA191
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 08, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N5306U
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 he was on a solo flight practicing full stop landings. The airplane bounced on touchdown resulting in one tip of the propeller striking the runway. The examination of the airplane revealed that there was substantial damage to the firewall. The student pilot reported that there was no malfunction or system failure of the airplane before the accident.

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

The student pilot's improper flare that resulted in a bounced landing.

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