NTSB Identification: LAX88LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36357.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 10, 1988 in VAN NUYS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N25732
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON HIS SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO AND HAD EXECUTED A GO-AROUND ON HIS FIRST ATTEMPTED TOUCH & GO MANEUVER. THE PLT REENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AND LANDED ON RUNWAY 34L. THE AIRPLANE EXITED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY ONTO THE GRASS. WITH THE FLAPS FULLY EXTENDED THE PILOT ADDED FULL POWER AND BEGAN ANOTHER TAKEOFF. SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF THE PLT FULLY RETRACTED THE FLAPS AND THE AIRPLANE SETTLED TO THE GROUND AND COLLIDED WITH THREE PARKED AIRPLANES. THE STUDENT PLT SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES AND REPORTED THAT HE DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY AIRPLANE PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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