Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR21LA364

Auburn, CA, USA

Aircraft #1




The operator reported that, the purpose of the flight was for the student pilot to perform his second solo flight. During his first landing, the airplane’s airspeed was fast. The airplane was diving toward the runway in a nose-low attitude and the nose wheel touched first. The airplane bounced several times before settling on the runway. The lower floorboards and firewall were substantially damaged. The operator reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The student pilot’s inadequate flare which resulted in a hard and bounced landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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