On October 6, 1999, at 0900 central daylight time, a Zenair Ltd. CH 2000, N25ZA, operated by Creve Coeur Aviation experienced a hard landing on runway 16 at the Creve Coeur Airport, St. Louis, Missouri. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to the firewall. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight originated at the Creve Coeur Airport, exact time unknown.

The student pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that the airplane bounced during a landing. The student stated he heard a "thump" and he took off again, bringing the airplane around for an uneventful landing.

The accident occurred on the student's third solo instructional flight. Winds reported 7 minutes prior to the accident, at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, 9 miles east of the accident site were calm.

Inspection of the airplane following the flight, revealed damage to the nose landing gear, propeller, and firewall.

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