NTSB Identification: LAX83LA292.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20518.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in MORGAN HILL, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2315V
Injuries: 1 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 DURING A STUDENT TRAINING FLT. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD MADE ONE LANDING AND ONE GO-AROUND. HE ATTEMPTED ANOTHER LANDING BUT LANDED HARD WITHOUT ENOUGH OF A FLARE. THE NOSE GEAR BENT, THE PROP CURLED AND THE ENGINE MOUNTS WERE BUCKLED. THE ACFT REMAINED UPRIGHT AND ON THE RUNWAY. THE WIND WAS DIRECTLY DOWN THE RUNWAY AT 10 KTS.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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