NTSB Identification: CHI90LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42791.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 1990 in NEWAYGO, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: BEECH A23A, registration: N2334W
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
A SOLO STUDENT PILOT BOUNCED ON TOUCHDOWN, APPLIED FULL THROTTLE AND PITCHED UP ABRUPTLY. WITNESSES RECOUNT THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED 10 FEET, REDUCED PITCH TO A STEEP CLIMB ATTITUDE AND ROLLED LEFT. ABOUT 50 FEET ABOVE GROUND THE AIRPLANE, WITH 70 TO 90 DEGREES LEFT BANK, COMMENCED A DESCENT TO GROUND COLLISION. THE STUDENT PILOT'S HUSBAND, A PRIVATE PILOT AND OWNER OF THE AIRPLANE, WAS COACHING HIS WIFE FROM THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY USING A HAND-HELD RADIO.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE STUDENT PILOT'S IMPROPER LEVEL-OFF AND RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF CONTROL. IN ADDITION, AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON WAS COACHING THE STUDENT FROM THE GROUND.
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