NTSB Identification: ATL82DA239
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1982 in HUNTSVILLE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N2514E
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON A FLIGHT CHECK TO OBTAIN A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE. THE FLIGHT EXAMINER HAD INSTRUCTED HIM TO STAY IN THE PATTERN AND DEMONSTRATE A SHORT FIELD APPROACH AND LANDING. THE FLIGHT EXAMINER STATED THAT ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIMING POINT SEEMED A LITTLE SHORT, BUT OTHERWISE, THE APPROACH WAS SATISFACTORY UNTIL THE STUDENT SUDDENLY REDUCED THE POWER. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SETTLE AND THE STUDENT WAS INSTRUCTED TO GET THE NOSE UP. HE RAISED THE NOSE, BUT DID NOT APPLY POWER. THE EXAMINER THEN APPLIED POWER, BUT THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO SETTLE AND THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A FENCE POST ABOUT 30 FT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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