NTSB Identification: MIA88LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36372.
Accident occurred Monday, July 25, 1988 in SANFORD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180, registration: N2197K
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.

THE CFI STATED THEY HAD COMPLETED 2 TOUCH & GO LDGS WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON THE NEXT, THE ACFT 'SUDDENLY YAWED TO THE LEFT & THE SIDE LOAD MUST HAVE WEAKENED THE GEAR AS THE GEAR WARNING HORN BEGAN TO SOUND INDICATING THE GEAR WAS NO LONGER DOWN & LOCKED'. HE STATED HE TOOK CONTROL FROM THE MULTI-ENG STUDENT PLT & ATTEMPTED TO SLOW & REGAIN CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED, YAWING THE NOSE LEFT, THEN RIGHT, COLLAPSING THE RIGHT GEAR. THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY & HIT A RWY LIGHT COMING TO REST OFF THE RWY. THE CFI STATED JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, HE HEARD A REPORT OF WINDSHEAR FROM AN ACFT TO THE NORTH. HE STATED THE ACFT HAD PERFORMED NORMALLY PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. A TOWER SUPVR STATED THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 1500 FT DOWN THE RWY, TRAVELING ABOUT 1/2 WAY DOWN IT BEFORE LEAVING THE RWY. HE STATED HE DID NOT OBSERVE ANY OTHER ACFT HAVING ANY PROBLEM ON THE RWY OR TRAFFIC PATTERN & THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF WINDSHEAR DURING THAT PERIOD.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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