NTSB Identification: CHI96LA356.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 30, 1996 in CHESTERFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-201, registration: N6008H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The flight instructor (CFI) reported that the student (commercial pilot) was training to renew his flight instructor certificate. During the second landing, the student was five to ten knots slow on final approach. The flight instructor made a verbal recommendation. (He reported that he might have said 'airspeed.') Two or three seconds before touchdown, the instructor put his hands on the yolk and 'assisted' the student. The instructor reported that the airplane touched down hard, but that '. . . there was no indication after this landing that the airplane was not safe for another circuit and we proceeded to do another takeoff and another landing.' After the plane was parked, dented skin was observed on the left wing. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the left wing structure.

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

improper flare by the dual student during the landing, and delayed remedial action by the flight instructor (CFI).

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