On June 23, 2000, at 1000 central daylight time (cdt), a Cessna 172N, N4919G, operated by a student pilot, was substantially damaged during a landing on runway 18 (3,999' x 75', asphalt) at the Greenville Airport, Greenville, Illinois. The student pilot was not injured. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight had originated from the Greenville Airport, at 0950 cdt.

The pilot was making his first solo flight when the accident occurred. He stated that while inspecting the airplane after the first landing it was discovered that the propeller had contacted the ground. He also stated that the nose gear wheel bearing was "out".

An inspector from the Springfield, Illinois, Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office stated that inspection of the airplane revealed the nose gear, propeller, and firewall were damaged during the accident.

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