NTSB Identification: FTW84LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25183.
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 1984 in SHIRO, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8695E
Injuries: 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE, DITCH & TREES DURING A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING ON A SHORT GRASS STRIP WITH OBSTRUCTIONS AT BOTH ENDS. THIS WAS THE STUDENTS 4TH SOLO ATTEMPT AND ACCORDING TO THE OWNER OF THE AVIATION TRAINING CENTER TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS ARE NOT NORMALLY PERMITTED ON FIELDS THAT 'SHORT' ESPECIALLY WITH A STUDENT OF LIMITED EXPERIENCE. HE THOUGHT THAT THE STUDENT 'COERCED' THE CFI INTO ENDORSING THE SOLO FLT. THERE WERE 40 FT TREES AT THE END OF THE 2080 FT LONG TURF AIRSTRIP. THE OWNER OF THE TRAINING SCHOOL SAID HE SAW EVIDENCE OF BRAKING AT MIDFIELD WHEN THE STUDENT HAD DOUBTS ABOUT CLEARING THE TREES.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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