Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration /Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA129
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Midland, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N38EE
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.
The solo student pilot reported that after completing maneuvers in the local area, he returned to his home airport and was cleared for a straight-in approach. The student pilot further reported that during touchdown, the nose wheel and propeller struck the runway hard and the airplane bounced. During the second bounce, he increased power to abort the landing, but was unsuccessful due to the damaged nose wheel and propeller. Subsequently, the student pilot stopped the airplane on the runway.
The firewall and fuselage sustained substantial damage.
The student pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.