NTSB Identification: MIA83LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1982 in BROOKSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/05/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2447F
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 STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. ACCORDING TO HIM, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AS HE LOWERED THE NOSE ON HIS THIRD LANDING. THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE RUNWAY SURFACE AND THE PLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. AFTER DEPARTING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, THE PLANE NOSED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE NOSE GEAR REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FATIGUE, CORROSION OR PREVIOUS CRACKS. THE ENGINE MOUNT AND UPPER LANDING GEAR STRUCTURE WERE FOUND TO BE BUCKLED AND SHOWED EVIDENCE OF VERTICAL DECELERATION.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND





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