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N739NP accident description

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Crash location 34.808056°N, 91.711944°W
Nearest city Carlisle, AR
34.783147°N, 91.746523°W
2.6 miles away
Tail number N739NP
Accident date 01 Mar 2009
Aircraft type Cessna 172N
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

Following six takeoffs and landings, the flight instructor exited the airplane to allow the student pilot to attempt her first solo flight. During the first solo landing, the student pilot improperly recovered from a bounced landing, resulting in structural damage to the airplane's firewall. The airplane came to rest in an upright position and the student pilot was able to exit unassisted. There were no reported anomalies with the airplane's flight controls.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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