NTSB Identification: DEN92LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45915.
Accident occurred Monday, March 02, 1992 in LONGMONT, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: BEECH 55, registration: N155BB
Injuries: 3 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 A TRAINING FLIGHT FOR THE SINGLE ENGINE RATED PILOT, THE CFI GAVE THE STUDENT A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL BY RETARDING POWER ON THE RIGHT ENGINE. FOLLOWING THE STUDENT'S CORRECT RESPONSE OF REDUCING POWER ON THE LEFT ENGINE, POWER WAS RESTORED TO BOTH ENGINES AND THE TAKEOFF ROLL WAS RE-INITIATED. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A PILE OF ROCKS. THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WERE SHEARED.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR'S INADEQUATE SUPERVISION.

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