NTSB Identification: ATL90LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41471.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 26, 1989 in MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/26/1992
Aircraft: BEECH B19, registration: N6584R
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 AIRPLANE LANDED HARD DURING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT HE FLARED THE AIRPLANE 'TOO SOON' AND STALLED THE AIRPLANE ABOVE THE RUNWAY. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT HE REPEATEDLY TOLD THE STUDENT TO RELEASE ELEVATOR BACK PRESSURE, BUT THE STUDENT FAILED TO RESPOND. THE INSTRUCTOR THEN TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER FROM THE PREMATURE FLARE. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND DROPPED TO THE RUNWAY BEFORE HE COULD COMPLETE THE RECOVERY.

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

THE PREMATURE FLARE INITIATED BY THE STUDENT PILOT AND THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR'S DELAY IN TAKING REMEDIAL ACTION, WHICH LED TO AN INADVERTENT STALL AND A HARD LANDING.

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