NTSB Identification: BFO85LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29460.
Accident occurred Friday, July 05, 1985 in HAGERSTOWN, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N12740
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 RECENTLY CERTIFICATED INSTRUCTOR WAS PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH A PARAPLEGIC STUDENT, WHO USED A HAND CONTROL FOR RUDDER OPERATION. ON THE THIRD LANDINGS THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND THE CFI TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE STUDENT PILOT RELEASED THE HAND CONTROL OF THE RUDDER AND THE CFI APPLIED LEFT RUDDER AT THIS POINT. WITH NO RESPONSE FROM THE ACFT. FULL PWR WAS THEN ADDED AT THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. AS THE ACFT WAS LEAVING THE RWY TO THE RIGHT, THE EMPENNAGE COLLIDED WITH TWO TAXIWAY SIGNS AND A LIGHT. THE CFI REGAINED CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND BROUGHT IT TO A FULL STOP.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..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

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT

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