NTSB Identification: LAX83LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20394.
Accident occurred Friday, January 14, 1983 in SAN MARTIN, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N9927V
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.

THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING SHORT OF THE RUNWAY WHILE PRACTICING AN APPROACH WITH A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE. ON TURNING FINAL, THE INSTRUCTOR DECIDED THE ACFT WAS TOO LOW TO MAKE THE RUNWAY. SHE ESTIMATED THEY WOULD BE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET SHORT. SHE TOOK CONTROL TO GAIN AIRSPEED AND DEMONSTRATE FLT IN GROUND EFFECT. IN SPITE OF FULL UP ELEVATOR AND LATE APPLICATION OF POWER, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SINK AND MADE GROUND CONTACT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE NOSEGEAR WAS DAMAGED AND THE FIREWAY WAS BUCKLED DURING THE LANDING; HOWEVER, THE INSTRUCTOR WAS ABLE TO TAXI THE AIRCRAFT TO THE PARKING AREA. IMPACT OCCURRED ON A SLIGHT RISE IN THE TERRAIN.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

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

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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