NTSB Identification: ATL88LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35100.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 14, 1987 in LEXINGTON, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N4639J
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.

DURING A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT THE STUDENT LEVELED THE ACFT ABV THE RWY DURING THE LANDING FLARE. THE CFI TOLD THE FAA INSPECTOR THAT HE WAS VERBALLY COACHING THE STUDENT AND DID NOT ASSUME THE FLT CONTROLS. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND THE STUDENT APPLIED BRAKES WHICH RESULTED IN THE NOSE WHEEL TOUCHING DOWN HARD. PWR WAS APPLIED FOR A GO-AROUND AND A LOUD POP WAS HEARD. AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE, THE CFI NOTED A TEAR IN THE RIGHT WING AND THE ACFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO HOME BASE. EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE FALSE SPAR HAD COLLAPSED.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT

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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