NTSB Identification: NYC95LA154.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 11, 1995 in BELMAR, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1995
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N43JA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The dual student pilot was receiving a recurrency checkout from a certified flight instructor. The student held a commercial certificate with 1352 hours of total time, including 350 hours in type. The student reportedly had not flown in about 11 months. They were doing the third touch and go landing, when the airplane went off the left side of the runway, struck a parked airplane, and came to rest on an embankment. According to the instructor, the airplane was in a nose high attitude when it bounced on landing. Engine power was applied to lower the nose, but the airplane swerved left and exited the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed the elevator trim was in the full nose-up position.

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

The student pilot's (1) misjudged flare (2) inadequate recovery from a bounced landing (3) failure to maintain directional control and the certified flight instructor's inadequate supervision.

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