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N548ND accident description

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Crash location 47.510000°N, 94.935555°W
Nearest city Bemidji, MN
47.442453°N, 94.861666°W
5.8 miles away
Tail number N548ND
Accident date 05 Sep 2011
Aircraft type Cessna 172S
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The student pilot reported that the airplane ballooned during the flare and then dropped hard onto the runway resulting in a hard landing. The airplane bounced three times before the student pilot initiated a go-around. The airplane was landed uneventfully. The postaccident inspection of the airplane revealed that the firewall sustained substantial damage. The student pilot reported that the airplane did not have a mechanical or system failure.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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