The student pilot was attempting to land the Cessna 172P at the airport in Bluffton, Ohio, when a gust of wind lifted the right wing, which caused the airplane to move to the left.
The student pilot said he did not properly flare while trying to realign the plane on the runway and it landed hard.
This resulted in a blown tire, along with damage to the propeller and firewall.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the student pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control, which resulted in a hard landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN14CA274
This May 2014 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.