Final Report: Accident involving a Cessna F172P Skyhawk, Registration EI-SKP, at Abbeyshrule Airfield Co. Longford, 26 September 2020. Report 2021-003

The Student Pilot was returning to the departure airfield following a solo general handling exercise.  The approach was high and fast, and following the initial touchdown, the aircraft bounced.  The aircraft then contacted the runway, nose-wheel first, and following further bounces, was brought to rest on the runway with substantial damage.  The Student sustained a minor injury subsequent to exiting the aircraft.  There was no fire.  
Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 26 September, 2020
Report Date: 
Friday, 16 April, 2021