NTSB Identification: DEN00LA172.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 20, 2000 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/2001
Aircraft: Boeing Stearman D75N1, registration: N64796
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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According to the flight instructor, the commercial pilot receiving instruction was conducting a touch and go landing, and he flared the airplane too high. The aircraft stalled and dropped to the runway. The student lost directional control of the aircraft and it subsequently ground looped. The aircraft exited the left of the runway and the right wingtip contacted the ground, damaging the right lower aft wing spar.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the flight instructor not maintaining supervision. Contributing factors were the student's hard landing due to excessive flare and subsequent inadvertent stall, and the student's failure to maintain directional control during landing roll. Full narrative available
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