NTSB Identification: CHI89LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39554.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 09, 1989 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2545A
Injuries: 1 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 PLT ON A SOLO FLT WAS ATTEMPTING A TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING, FLARED HIGH AND BOUNCED. HE ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER FROM THE BOUNCED LANDING WITH A POWER ADDITION AND REDUCTION. WHEN HE SAW HE WAS GOING TO BOUNCE AGAIN, HE MADE TWO ADDITIONAL POWER APPLICATIONS AND REDUCTIONS. HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL TO THE LEFT WHEN THE LEFT WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY WITH FULL POWER ON THE AIRCRAFT. HE LANDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A FENCE POST WITH THE RIGHT WING. THE STUDENT HAD 6 HOURS SOLO TIME AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BY THE PILOT. THE STUDENT PILOT'S LACK OF FLIGHT EXPERIENCE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.
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