FTW95LA036
FTW95LA036

On October 29, 1994, at 1030 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172P, N52521, was substantially damaged during landing near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The solo student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight.

The pilot reported performing a series of takeoffs and landings on runway 17 at Colorado Springs Airport. During the final landing, the airplane "ballooned" after touching down on the main landing gear. The airplane touched down again on "all three wheels simultaneously." The nose tire blew, the aircraft departed the right side of the runway and hit a small ditch before coming to rest nose down. Damage occurred to the firewall and lower fuselage area aft of the firewall.

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