Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Orlando, Florida
Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA104
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Palm Coast, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1289Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the flight instructor who observed the student pilot's first solo flight from the ground, the airplane landed hard and porpoised due to the student pilots improper flare.
A post-accident examination showed the airplane had received substantial damage to the aileron and elevator systems, as well as the firewall of the airplane.
The flight instructor reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: PALM COAST