NTSB Identification: BFO94LA065.
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Accident occurred Monday, April 04, 1994 in WILLIMANTIC, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N30DW
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PURPOSE OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT WAS TO CONDUCT TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS AT LOCAL AIRPORTS. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD 74 HOURS OF TOTAL FLIGHT TIME. THE INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT DURING ONE OF THE TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS, A HARD LANDING WAS MADE. THE CFI STATED THAT HE DID NOT THINK THAT THE TOUCHDOWN WAS HARD ENOUGH TO DAMAGE THE AIRPLANE. AT THE END OF THE FLIGHT, THE INSTRUCTOR NOTICED THE RIGHT WING WAS DAMAGED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The instructor's inadequate supervision and the student's improper landing flare.

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