The airplane’s nose landing gear fork failed during landing at about 1430 Central time. The solo student pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial firewall damage. Visual conditions prevailed.
During the third landing, the airplane touched down on the main landing gear and as he brought the airplane’s nose down, the nose impacted the runway. The student pilot exited the airplane and observed that the nose wheel had collapsed. The nose landing gear fork was retained for detailed examination.