NTSB Identification: MIA83LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21262.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 1983 in LEHIGH ACRES, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8445G
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING A SIMULATED, ENGINE-OUT, EMERGENCY, THE STUDENT ELECTED TO MAKE AN APPROACH TO A PAVED ROAD. WHILE TURNING TO A FINAL APPROACH AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT (CFI) OBSERVED POWER LINES IN THEIR PATH. THE CFI ADVISED THE STUDENT TO GO AROUND. THE STUDENT RAISED THE NOSE WITHOUT ADDING POWER AND THE ACFT BEGAN TO STALL. THE CFI IMMEDIATELY TRIED TO ASSUME CONTROL OF THE PLANE, BUT AT FIRST, THE STUDENT WOULD NOT RELINQUISH THE CONTROLS. THE CFI FINALLY RECOVERED FROM THE STALL. REPORTEDLY HE HAD TO FLY BENEATH THE POWER LINES. THE ACFT CLEARED UNDER THE POWER LINES, BUT THE LEFT WING STRUCK AN 8 FT STREET SIGN. THE OUTBOARD 4 FT OF THE WING SEPARATED AND THE PLANE CRASHED.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..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:

PROPER ASSISTANCE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

RELINQUISHING OF CONTROL..DELAYED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT

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