NTSB Identification: ATL89LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38943.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 18, 1989 in PICKENS, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N757MY
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.

A CIVIL AIR PATROL AIRPLANE LANDED HARD WHILE THE TWO QUALIFIED PILOTS WERE PRACTICING A SIMULATED FORCED LANDING IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT, WHO WAS OPERATING THE CONTROLS, WAS CONSIDERED THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND (PIC) ON THIS FLIGHT, ALTHOUGH THE OTHER PILOT WAS AN INSTRUCTOR (CFI). SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE CFI REDUCED POWER TO SIMULATE A POWER LOSS. THE PIC LANDED ON THE REMAINING RWY, BUT THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN HARD, WHICH RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME.

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

IMPROPER FLARE BY THE PILOT AND INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE FLIGHT BY THE OTHER CREW MEMBER.

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