NTSB Identification: FTW99LA200.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1999 in ALVAREDO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-160, registration: N5230W
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 student was undergoing an evaluation, by an FAA designated examiner, for his private pilot certificate. The student stated that while demonstrating a short-field landing, he allowed the aircraft to get 'too shallow.' He added that he 'applied power to correct altitude and thought [he] had it under control, so [he] took power out, and [the] aircraft fell short.' After landing the airplane collided with a fence.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain a proper glidepath during his short-field approach.

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