NTSB Identification: FTW97LA188.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 09, 1997 in LONGMONT, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: AEROMOT AMT-200, registration: N757DM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While conducting instruction, the CFI was providing the student with the problem of conducting a forced landing on the runway following a simulated loss of engine power. During the landing sequence at about 3 to 5 feet above the ground, the student went forward on the controls and the aircraft landed hard. The main landing geared sheared off, as did the propeller, and the motor glider slid to a stop on the runway.

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

the dual student pilot's improper landing flare and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight.

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