NTSB Identification: DEN89LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38945.
Accident occurred Friday, March 31, 1989 in GARRISON, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6071K
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 STUDENT PILOT & INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WERE PRACTICING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY LANDING ON RWY 13 WITH THE STUDENT OPERATING THE CONTROLS. THE CFI TOLD THE STUDENT TO EXTEND FULL FLAPS WHEN HE WAS SURE HE COULD LAND ON THE RWY. THE STUDENT COMPLIED, BUT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD & BOUNCED BACK IN THE AIR. THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS & ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND; HOWEVER, HE THOUGHT THE RUDDER CONTROL WAS INEFFECTIVE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE RWY & THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. A POST-ACDNT EXAM REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT DAMAGE OR MALFUNCTION. HOWEVER, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE HARD LANDING HAD DAMAGED THE NOSE GEAR WHICH EFFECTED THE NOSEWHEEL STEERING & RUDDER CONTROL SYSTEMS.

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

IMPROPER FLARE BY THE STUDENT AND INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE FLIGHT BY THE CFI WHICH DAMAGED THE NOSE GEAR AND RESTRICTED MOVEMENT OF THE NOSEWHEEL STEERING AND RUDDER CONTROL.

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