NTSB Identification: LAX87LA313.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36210.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 22, 1987 in BUCKEYE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2483L
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 PIPER PA-38-112 LANDED HARD ON THE RUNWAY WHILE ON A VFR TRAINING FLIGHT. THE CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) INDICATED THAT THE STUDENT PILOT MADE AN ABRUPT AFT YOKE (UP ELEVATOR) APPLICATION DURING THE LANDING FLARE. THE AIRCRAFT BALLOONED APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS AND ATTEMPTED TO DEMONSTRATE 'THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS STILL SENSITIVE TO CONTROL INPUTS.' THE CFI THEN REALIZED HE WAS TOO HIGH AND FELT THE AIRCRAFT START TO SINK. HE ADDED FULL POWER TO ARREST THE DESCENT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND AND LANDED HARD RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

FLARE..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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