NTSB Identification: ATL88LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35241.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 17, 1987 in HAMPTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N91461
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 CFI RPTD THAT THE STUDENT FLARED THE AIRPLANE ABOUT 50 FT ABV THE RWY AND STALLED IT; THE AIRPLANE DROPPED TO THE RWY AND BOUNCED. HE ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE FROM THE STUDENT AND ATTEMPTED TO PREVENT A CROSSWIND FROM BLOWING THE AIRPLANE TO THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE SIDE OF THE RWY IN SPITE OF HIS CORRECTIVE EFFORTS AND IMPACTED A TREE. THIS WAS THE CFI'S FIRST FLIGHT GIVING INSTRUCTION AFTER RECENTLY OBTAINING HIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. HE HAD ABOUT 3 HRS TOTAL FLT EXPERIENCE IN THIS MODEL ACFT. THE STUDENT HAD 10 HRS TOTAL FLT EXPERIENCE, ALL OF WHICH WAS OBTAINED IN THIS MODEL ACFT. THE STUDENT HAD NOT YET SOLOED. THE CFI REPORTED THAT HE MAY HAVE BEEN COMPLACENT ABOUT THE STUDENT'S ABILITY TO HANDLE THE ACFT; THE STUDENT'S PREVIOUS INSTRUCTOR HAD INDICATED TO HIM EARLIER THAT THE STUDENT WAS SKILLFUL AT HANDLING THE AIRPLANE.

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

FLARE..PREMATURE..DUAL STUDENT

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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