During a solo circuit the student pilot made an approach and was observed to flare the aircraft high. The aircraft descended and bounced on touchdown. The nose then dropped and the nose landing gear collapsed on impact with the ground. The aircraft came to a stop resting on the underside of the engine cowl, having sustained damage to the airframe, propeller and nose landing gear. The pilot was uninjured and vacated the aircraft without further incident. The accident was caused by mishandling after the bounce on touchdown.
Published 10 December 2014