NTSB Identification: DEN84FA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25973.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 23, 1984 in RAPID CITY, SD
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1C, registration: N9803U
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH ROLLING TERRAIN WHILE ON A DUAL TRAINING FLT. THE CFI STATED THAT THE STUDENT PLT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF DOING A SIMULATED ENGINE OUT FORCED LANDING WHEN HE RAISED THE NOSE TOO HIGH. THE CFI AND STUDENT WERE DISCUSSING THE TERRAIN WHEN THE CFI NOTICED A HIGH SINK RATE AND TOOK THE ACFT CONTROLS. WITH POWER ON, ACCORDING TO THECFI, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND. HE SAID THAT JUST PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT HE RAISED THE NOSE ABRUPTLY TO ALLOW THE LANDING GEAR TO ABSORB THE IMPACT. THE ACFT WAS IN A 25 DEGREE BANK AT IMPACT SO THE RIGHT WING ABSORBED THE SHOCK AND WAS SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT WHICH PIVOTED ABOUT 120 DEGREES AND NOSED OVER. NO MALFUNCTION OF EQUIPMENT WAS REPORTED.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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