CEN12CA011
CEN12CA011

The student pilot had been endorsed for solo flight the day before the accident and had soloed on that day. On the day of the accident, he successfully made two touch-and-go landings. The accident occurred on the third landing. The student pilot said he was high at the start of the final approach. He crossed the runway threshold and flared some distance past the runway numbers. Touching down on the main gear, he added back pressure on the control yoke and the airplane became airborne again. The airplane's nose came up sharply and angled slightly to the left. The nose then came down and the airplane struck the runway hard, bounced up sharply, and angled to the right. The airplane continued bouncing and exited the runway. It slid across the grass, crossed a service road, and went down a hill coming to rest next to a fence that surrounded a reservoir. Both wings sustained extensive damage to the composite structure. No other anomalies were found.

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