NTSB Identification: BFO88LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37382.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 04, 1988 in CHANTILLY, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30-160R, registration: N7866Y
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 INSTR & STU PLT WERE DOING A PRACTICE LANDING ON RWY 27 AT THE FRONT ROYAL AIRPORT WHEN THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED ABOUT 20 FT HIGH. A GO AROUND WAS MADE, HOWEVER, THE LANDING GEAR WOULD NOT RETRACT. AFTER TWO FLYOVERS OF THE ARPT IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE L MAIN GEAR WAS DAMAGED. THE INSTR DECIDED TO FLY TO DULLES INTL ARPT WHERE A LANDING WAS MADE ON THE TWO EXTENDED LANDING GEAR. THE STU WAS A CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL PLT WHO WAS PRACTICING FOR A FLIGHT CHECK. HE HAD 11 TOTAL FLT HRS IN THIS ACFT AND THIS WAS HIS SIXTH FLIGHT IN IT.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

LEVEL OFF..DELAYED..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 OF AIRCRAFT..DUAL STUDENT

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