Reims Cessna F152, G-BIUM
The student pilot was on his first solo flight in good weather with a light wind of about six knots. Having completed a good circuit and approach the student flared the aircraft in expectation of landing however just as the aircraft was about to touch down it “ballooned” back into the air, most probably due to the student over-pitching on the controls. As he had been instructed the pilot then applied power to cushion the subsequent landing, however the aircraft stalled from a height of about five feet causing the left wing to drop. The left wing tip struck the ground, after which the aircraft rolled striking the right wing tip before coming to a rest, damaging the nose gear. The student was uninjured and vacated the aircraft via his cockpit door.
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Date of occurrence: 19 October 2005