EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N417ER
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Birmingham FSDO-09
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA104
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Dothan, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N417ER
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 operator reported that the solo pilot-rated student was conducting a cross county flight and during the touchdown, the airplane bounced "multiple times," landed hard, and the propeller impacted the runway. The pilot taxied off the runway without further incident. A postflight inspection revealed substantial damage to the firewall and to the floorboards underneath the rudder pedals.
The operator reported there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot-rated student's hard landing, which resulted in fuselage damage.