NTSB Identification: ATL84LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24249.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in SMYRNA, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200, registration: N1027U
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,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 SIMULATED AN ENGINE FAILURE ON THE RIGHT ENGINE DURING TAKEOFF AFTER HAVING SIMULATED A LEFT ENGINE FAILURE DURING THE LANDING APPROACH. THE LEFT ENGINE FAILURE WAS SIMULATED WITH THE LEFT THROTTLE RETARDED DURING THE APPROACH AND LANDING. AFTER THE THROTTLES WERE ADVANCED FOR TAKEOFF THE CFI SIMULATED RIGHT ENGINE FAILURE AT 85 MPH BY USING THEMIXTURE TO IDLE CUT OFF. WHEN THE STUDENT RESPONDED BY CLOSING BOTH THROTTLES TO LAND STRAIGHT AHEAD. MIXTURES AND THROTTLES WERE THEN REPORTEDLY ADVANCED AND THE ACFT CLIMBED TO 100 FT AT 100 MPH. A WITNESS REPORTED THE ACFT WITH THE RIGHT WING HIGH, DRIFTING LEFT, AND THEN SUDDENLY LEVELING THE WINGS AND NOSE DOWN TO GROUND CONTACT. THE CFI SAID HE TOOK OVER AT 85 MPH AS THE ACFT TURNED LEFT, ROLLED BOTH WINGS LEVEL, CLOSED BOTH THROTTLES AND LANDED OFF THE RWY. THE LANDING GEAR WAS COMING UP AT TOUCHDOWN. THE CFI THOUGHT THE LEFT ENGINE MAY HAVE LOADED UP AND NOT RESPONDED DURING THE LAST TAKEOFF.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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:

MIXTURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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