NTSB Identification: ATL91LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44295.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 18, 1991 in DOTHAN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N851CA
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.

THE DUAL STUDENT WAS GIVEN A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE AT ABOUT 100 FEET AGL ON INITIAL TAKEOFF. HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO ESTABLISH A 75-KNOT GLIDE. A RAPID SINK RATE DEVELOPED, AND HE DID NOT FLARE THE AIRPLANE IN TIME TO PREVENT A HARD LANDING. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DID NOT INTERVENE WITH THE PILOT'S ACTIONS PRIOR TO THE IMPACT WITH THE RUNWAY. THE INSTRUCTOR THEN PERFORMED A GO-AROUND AND LANDED THE AIRPLANE AFTER SURVEYING THE AIRCRAFT DAMAGE. THE DUAL STUDENT (W/COMMERCIAL RATING) HAD A TOTAL LOGGED FLIGHT TIME OF 1,872 HOURS, BUT ONLY 25 HOURS IN FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT.

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

LACK OF SUPERVISION BY THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WHO ALLOWED A DUAL STUDENT TO MAKE A HARD LANDING.

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