DFW08CA007
DFW08CA007

The 35-hour solo student pilot landed hard, bounced, and lost control of the airplane while landing. The mishap occurred during the student’s fifth solo landing of the day. The pilot added that after the airplane bounced, the airplane assumed a nose-high attitude, and he overcorrected by pushing the nose over which developed into porpoise. The airplane porpoise about 4 times before settling into a normal landing roll. The pilot reported the incident to his instructor after he taxied back to the ramp. Examination of the airplane revealed structural damage to the engine firewall. The winds at the time of the accident were reported as calm.

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