NTSB Identification: DFW05CA248.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 22, 2005 in El Reno, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-46T, registration: N7WS
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The 1,576-hour private pilot was on an instructional training flight with his flight instructor practicing emergency procedures. A simulated power-off emergency descent was initiated by the flight instructor at 5,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) over the airport. The pilot successfully descended and aligned the airplane for final approach to Runway 17 when "an excessive sink rate developed on short final." The flight instructor directed the pilot to initiate a go-around. According to the pilot's statement in the NTSB Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB form 6120.1/2) he "immediately initiated the go-around by adding power; however the long engine spool-up time led to a hard landing/touch and go." Weather at the time of the accident was reported to be, winds at 210 degrees and 9 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, temperature 75 degrees Fahrenheit, altimeter 29.93 inches of Mercury.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The improper flare which resulted in a hard landing. A related factor was the instructor's delayed remedial action. Full narrative available
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