NTSB Identification: NYC85LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28451.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 1985 in WORCESTER, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N999RH
Injuries: 3 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) & STUDENT WERE PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS. ON THE 4TH LANDING, THE APCH & TOUCHDOWN WERE MADE WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED. THE CFI BEGAN TO RETRACT THE FLAPS WHILE THE STUDENT APPLIED FULL POWER FOR TAKEOFF. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE & BEGAN TO YAW TO THE LEFT. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT WHEN THE STUDENT COULD NO LONGER MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE CFI THEN REDUCED POWER ON BOTH ENGS IN AN EFFORT TO LAND. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND & BEGAN BURNING. THE CFI THOUGHT THAT THEY HAD EXPERIENCED A SPLIT FLAP CONDITION. HOWEVER, A VISUAL EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT BOTH FLAPS WERE IN THE NEARLY FULL DOWN POSITION.

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

LIFT-OFF..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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:

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



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