NTSB Identification: CHI88LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37292.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 08, 1988 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N43DR
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE STUDENT WAS MAKING A TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING WHEN THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE BOLT AT THE FORWARD END OF THE MAIN LANDING GEAR CLAMP FAILED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS STOPPED ABOUT 75 FT FROM WHERE THE WING CONTACTED THE RUNWAY. THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) HAD ONLY 381 HOURS OF TOTAL FLIGHT TIME.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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