On February 16, 2004, about 1600 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172R, N121UC, was substantially damaged while landing at the Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, Ohio. The certificated student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the instructional flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The student pilot was landing on runway 4, a 3,568-foot-long, 75-foot-wide, asphalt runway. In a written statement, the student pilot said that the airplane touched down on all three wheels and began to bounce. The airplane bounced 5 or 6 times, before coming to rest on the runway.

Examination of the airplane revealed damage to the propeller, firewall, and fuselage skin. The student pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems.

The student pilot reported 32 hours of total flight experience, which included 2.4 hours of "solo" flight time.

Winds reported at an airport about 10 miles west of I69, about the time of the accident, were from 40 degrees at 7 knots.

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