NTSB Identification: LAX85LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27867.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 13, 1985 in WOODLAND, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180T, registration: N8322T
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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WAS PREPARING HIS STUDENT FOR A MULTIENGINE, PRIVATE PLT, FLT TEST. THE PURPOSE OF THE LESSON WAS TO DEMONSTRATE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING FOLLOWING A SIMULATED LOSS OF POWER AFTER TAKEOFF. AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 100 FT AGL, THE CFI RETARDED THE LEFT ENG TO IDLE. HE THEN INITIATED A LANDING, STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE REMAINING RWY. HE REDUCED THE ANGLE-OF-ATTACK & EXTENDED FULL FLAPS. (THE GEAR HAD NOT BEEN RETRACTED, SO IT WAS ALREADY EXTENDED.) DURING THE LANDING, A HI RATE OF DESCENT DEVELOPED & WAS NOT ARRESTED BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT LANDED HARD & WAS DAMAGED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



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