Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2011 Issue

May 3, 2011, Fort Pierce, Fla., Cessna 172P

The student pilot was on his third solo flight; the airplane was stable on final approach. He increased the pitch of the airplane and began to flare when the stall warning horn sounded. He then released back pressure, the airplane impacted the runway and the nosewheel "bounced heavily."

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