NTSB Identification: BFO88LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37146.
Accident occurred Monday, February 15, 1988 in ROANOKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C-23, registration: N6634R
Injuries: 1 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.

THIS WAS THE STU PLT FIFTH TRAINING SESSION WHERE HE DID SOLO TOUCH & GO LANDINGS. DURING THIS SESSION HE MADE TEN LANDINGS WITHOUT INCIDENT. SIX LANDINGS WERE MADE WITH HIS INSTR ABOARD FOLLOWED BY FOUR SOLO LANDINGS. ACCORDING TO THE STU DURING THE FLARE FOR THE ELEVENTH LANDING THE ACFT STARTED TO PORPOISE UNCONTROLLABLY. THE ACFT LANDED ON THE NOSE GEAR WHICH COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SLID OFF THE RUNWAY AND AN ENGINE FIRE ERUPTED. THE CARBURETOR WAS FRACTURED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE. THE PLT SAFELY EXITED THE ACFT AND THE FIRE WAS EXTINQUISHED SHORTLY AFTERWARD BY AIRPORT FIRE DEPT PERSONNEL.

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

PORPOISE/PILOT-INDUCED OSCILLATION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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