NTSB Identification: LAX96LA331.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 1996 in OXNARD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-200, registration: N41331
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.

During an approach to land, the student was performing a no flap slip, when the flight instructor (CFI) noticed the airplane was aligned with the edge of the runway, with low airspeed and a high rate of sink. When a collision with a runway remaining marker appeared imminent, the CFI took the controls and initiated a go-around. During the go-around, they felt a bump that they thought to be a hard landing. As they continued the go-around, the Oxnard tower controller advised the pilots that the airplane had collided with the runway marker. The pilots returned to the Camarillo airport, where they landed without further incident. An inspection revealed damage to the right wing. The runway remaining marker was also damaged.

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

the instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight, and his delay in taking the controls and initiating a go-around. The student pilot's failure to maintain runway alignment and the proximity of the runway remaining marker were related factors.

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