NTSB Identification: LAX00LA080.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 2000 in BOULDER CITY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 310F, registration: N5801X
Injuries: 4 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 flight departed for a local area instructional flight with a dual student and passengers onboard. The student pilot was on final approach to the runway, and was approximately 50-feet above ground level, when the flight instructor said he noticed the airplane was descending much too fast. He told the student pilot to add some power but the student pilot added power only to the right engine. The flight instructor took over the controls as the airplane yawed off the runway approximately a wingspan's length. The instructor said he pulled the airplane back to about 20 feet above ground level and crabbed it and flew it back down to touchdown on the runway. A post flight inspection of the airplane revealed wrinkles in the left wing.

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

The dual student's improper use of the throttles; the flight instructor's inadequate supervision; and the delayed remedial action by the flight instructor. Factors in the accident were the directional control and proper alignment not maintained by the dual student during the landing.

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