NTSB Identification: LAX83LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21878.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 09, 1983 in DAVIS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180T, registration: N83223
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.

WHILE PRACTICING A SIMULATED SINGLE ENG CONDITION, THE STUDENT TURNED TOWARD THE ARPT. THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) STATED THAT THE STUDENT TREATED THE SIMULATED EMERGENCY LIKE HE WOULD FOR LOSS OF POWER IN A SINGLE ENG ACFT; I.E., HE TURNED TO THE NEAREST RWY WHICH WAS DOWNWIND. ALSO, THE STUDENT FORGOT TO EXTEND THE GEAR. THE CFI WAS AWARE OF THE SITUATION, BUT ELECTED TO WAIT UNTIL THE LATTER PART OF THE APPROACH TO SEE IF THE STUDENT WOULD REALIZE HIS MISTAKES. THE CFI HAD FOUND THIS TECHNIQUE OF TEACHING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST. HOWEVER, HE REPORTED THAT HE BECAME DISTRACTED & ALLOWED THE STUDENT TO FORGET TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE STUDENT LANDED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..DUAL STUDENT

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