Hopefully this adds some humor…in 2007 I was a controller at Santa Monica airport (SMO). I was working local when a C172 came to the airport and did some touch and goes. After a little while, the aircraft landed and parked across the runway from the tower, and someone got out of the plane. A few minutes later the aircraft called ground and taxiied to the runway. The ground controller told me the pilot said it was his first solo.
I cleared the aircraft for takeoff. He flew a normal pattern and I cleared him to land. He touched down and immediately veered to the left, on one wheel, off the runway. The whole airport is paved, fortunately. There was another C172 on the parallel taxiway that had just landed and was taxiing back, so I kept it on my frequency. I shouted “stop! stop! Cessna xxx stop!”. “Yeah, we see him”.
The airplane came down onto all three main gear and stopped at a 45 degree angle relative to the row of airplanes it drove Into. He stopped right between 2 airplanes without hitting * anything *.
I said “Cessna xxxx, are you okay?”. He responded “I think so”. The instructor was sprinting across the ramp to the airplane. They sat there for a good 30 minutes, then flew away.
I think that poor guy probably quit after that.