NTSB Identification: LAX91LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44831.
Accident occurred Friday, March 22, 1991 in PHOENIX, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N1805X
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 PRIVATE PILOT/OWNER HIRED A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR FOR A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW. AFTER SOME AIR WORK IN THE LOCAL PRACTICE AREA, THEY RETURNED TO DO SOME TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. AFTER TWO LANDINGS, THE INSTRUCTOR TOLD THE OWNER/PILOT TO REQUEST A SHORT APPROACH, WHICH HE DID. DURING PREPARATION FOR THE SHORT APPROACH THE INSTRUCTOR PULLED THE MIXTURE INTO IDLE CUT-OFF AND SAID 'YOU LOST YOUR ENGINE.' THE OWNER/PILOT NEEDED POWER TO REACH THE RUNWAY. HE ADDED THROTTLE AND THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD BETWEEN THE RUNWAYS AND NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK.

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

THE DECISION OF THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TO CONDUCT A SIMULATED POWER FAILURE EMERGENCY IN A MANNER WHICH WAS INAPPROPRIATE.

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