Cessna 172R Skyhawk, G-OPFT, 23 February 2009

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, G-OPFT


The incident occurred during the student pilot’s first solo flight. Following a normal circuit and approach to Runway 23, the aircraft drifted to the left during the landing flare and bounced several times; the left wheel fairing struck a runway edge light, damaging both. Control was regained and the landing was completed without further incident. The reported surface wind was 280°/7 kt. The student pilot had satisfactorily completed nine circuits and landings with his instructor immediately prior to this flight. A check flight with the Chief Flying Instructor will be completed before he is authorised for further solo flight.

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