NTSB Identification: BFO94FA120.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1994 in ELIZABETH, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1995
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N6004E
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PRIVATE PILOT (DUAL STUDENT) HAD RECENTLY BEEN GRANTED PRIVATE PILOT PRIVILEGES IN MULTIENGINE AIRPLANES. HE REQUESTED THAT THE CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI), FLY WITH HIM SO THAT HE COULD RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE OUT APPROACHES. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING LOW TOWARD THE RUNWAY ON FINAL APPROACH, THEN ROLLING TO THE RIGHT AND IMPACTING THE GROUND. WITNESS STATEMENTS AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE INDICATED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS ESTABLISHED FOR A SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE OUT APPROACH. NO PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES WERE FOUND WITH THE AIRPLANE AND ENGINES.

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

1) THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND (CFI) TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE DUAL STUDENT DURING A SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE APPROACH, AND 2) HIS FAILURE TO PERFORM REMEDIAL ACTION. THIS LED TO A LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE GROUND. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE DUAL STUDENT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CONTROLLABLE AIRSPEED AND A PROPER GLIDEPATH TO THE RUNWAY DURING THE APPROACH.

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