NTSB Identification: NYC91LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45227.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 22, 1991 in DOYLESTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N4821T
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.
DURING A TRAINING FLIGHT THE CFI GAVE THE STUDENT A SIMULATED ENGINE OUT LANDING. THE CFI THOUGHT THE FLIGHT WOULD END SHORT OF THE INTENDED RUNWAY, BUT ELECTED TO LET THE STUDENT CONTINUE THE APPROACH. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED. THE AIRPLANE DRIFTED LEFT, STARTED TO SETTLE AND THE CFI POWERED UP THE ENGINE FOR A GO-AROUND; HOWEVER, THE LEFT GEAR AND STABILATOR STRUCK THE VASI TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR ALLOWED THE STUDENT TO CONTINUE A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE TO A HARD LANDING, RESULTING IN A BOUNCED LANDING AND LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND A COLLISION WITH THE VASI.
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