NTSB Identification: FTW87LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32633.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 05, 1987 in HORIZON CITY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N85397
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PILOT DELAYED IN INITIATING RECOVERY FROM A SIMULATED FORCED LANDING. THEN WHEN THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED FROM IDLE TO FULL OPEN THE ENGINE HESITATED BRIEFLY AND FULL POWER WAS RESTORED TOO LATE TO RECOVER. A HARD LEFT BANK WAS INITIATED TO ALIGN THE AIRCRAFT WITH A DIRT ROAD. THE ROAD WAS SLIGHTLY OVERSHOT AND THE WINGTIP IMPACTED A SAND DUNE WHICH WAS FOUR OR FIVE FEET HIGHER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE ROAD. THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELED AND CAME TO A STOP WITH THE WINGS AND MAIN LANDING GEAR PARTIALLY TORN OFF.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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