NTSB Identification: ERA14CA197
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 11, 2014 in Leesburg, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO 162, registration: N7032E
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 student pilot, he was cleared to land and set up a "steady" approach to the runway. Then, he flared the airplane "too high," it "bounced," and then impacted the runway in a "flat" attitude. The nose landing gear separated and the airplane came to rest on the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall. 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 inadequate landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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