NTSB Identification: FTW84LA375.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26576.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in MIDLAND, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N2324A
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.

BOTH PLTS WERE PRACTICING 180 DEGREE POWER OFF 'SPOT' LANDINGS AFTER HIATUS FROM FLYING ACTIVITY. PLT IN LEFT SEAT WAS AT CONTROLS, UNDERSHOT SLIGHTLY AND ACFT BOUNCED ON TOUCHDOWN. PLT APPLIED POWER FOR RECOVERY FROM THE BOUNCED LNDG BUT RIGHT SEAT PLT ALSO TOOK CONTROLS AND INTERFERED WITH THE RECOVERY. ACFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND LEFT WING LOW RESULTING IN A SWERVE TO THE LEFT. LEFT SEAT PLT CUT POWER AND APPLIED BRAKES AS ACFT DEPARTED RUNWAY. ACFT CONTINUED ACROSS RAMP AREA AND COLLIDED WITH A FUEL PUMP.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..IMPROPER USE OF..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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