NTSB Identification: ATL85LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28452.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 1985 in MORGANTOWN, WV
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N6002P
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 & DUAL STUDENT WERE ON A FLT TO FAIRMONT, WV SO THE STUDENT COULD RECEIVE A MULTI-ENG FLT EXAM. THE STUDENT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF FROM RWY 18, THE CFI CLOSED THE MIXTURE CONTROL ON THE RIGHT ENG 'TO SIMULATE AN ENGINE FAILURE.' THE ACFT BEGAN TO YAW TO THE RIGHT & THE STUDENT APPLIED LEFT RUDDER & AILERON TO CORRECT THE YAW. ACCORDING TO THE CFI, THE STUDENT THEN REVERSED THE INPUTS MOMENTARILY & THE ACFT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT. THE CFI THEN DECREASED THE PITCH ATTITUDE OF THE ACFT & LEVELED THE WINGS. HOWEVER, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND APRX 200 FT WEST OF RWY 18 & WAS DESTROYED BY POST IMPACT FIRE. THE STUDENT STATED THAT THE ACFT HAD REACHED AN ALT OF ABOUT 100 TO 150 FT AGL WHEN THE 'SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE' WAS INITIATED. HE FURTHER STATED THAT IT WAS A COMMON PRACTICE FOR THE CFI TO SIMULATE AN ENG FAILURE BY CLOSING THE MIXTURE CONTROL.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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