NTSB Identification: MIA91LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43696.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 27, 1991 in SANFORD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N55516
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT 75-100 FT, THE CFI PULLED THE THROTTLE TO IDLE SIMULATION AN ENG FAILURE. DURING THE FLARE TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RWY, THE STUDENT PITCHED THE NOSE TOO HIGH. THE CFI ADVISED THE STUDENT TO APPLY POWER AND CORRECT THE EXCESSIVE PITCH, & HE ATTEMPTED TO APPLY THROTTLE BUT THE ACFT LANDED HARD. UNAWARE OF THE DAMAGE, A STOP & GO LANDING WAS PERFORMED, & AFTER TAKEOFF WHEN THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED, THE GEAR IN TRANSIT LIGHT REMAIN ILLUMINATED. THE FLT RETURNED & AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING OCCURRED.

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

EXCESSIVE FLARE BY THE DUAL STUDENT DURING THE FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. ALSO, FAILURE OF THE STUDENT TO MAINTAIN VS, AND FAILURE OF THE CFI TO TAKE REMEDIAL ACTION.

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