NTSB Identification: DEN90LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42655.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1990 in PARKER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1241U
Injuries: 3 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 INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS GIVING TRAINING TO A COMMERCIAL PILOT WHO WAS PREPARING TO RENEW HIS INSTRUCTOR'S LICENSE. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS GIVING HIS STUDENT A SIMULATED FORCED LANDING. DURING THE DESCENT THE ENGINE WAS CLEARED ONLY ONCE. WHEN THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED FOR A GO-AROUND THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER.

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

THE DUAL STUDENT PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THE AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT CONTROLS, RESULTED IN A COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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