CEN11CA176
CEN11CA176

During a telephone conversation, the student pilot said that he was a performing takeoffs and landings on his first solo flight when the accident occurred. He stated that he had made two or three uneventful landings prior to the accident. He said that while floating down the runway on the final landing, he was holding the airplane off the ground waiting for it to settle. He said that he did not pay the attention that he should have to the airplane’s airspeed and it stalled about 10 to 15 feet above the runway. The airplane's nose dropped and the airplane impacted the ground nose first and skidded to a stop. He stated that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane. The airplane suffered substantial damage including buckling of the fuselage and bending of both wing spars.

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