NTSB Identification: LAX07CA251.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in Coeur D'Alene, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2007
Aircraft: Cessna R182, registration: N756MN
Injuries: 3 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 airplane landed hard during a simulated engine failure demonstration on takeoff. The takeoff and climb out were normal. The flight instructor initiated the simulated engine failure about 100-150 feet above the ground. He reduced throttle to idle and pitched the nose down to maintain 70 KIAS per the airplane manufacturer's recommendations. During the landing flare, the instructor sensed a large rate of descent, but decided to continue with the maneuver and landing. The airplane landed hard on all three landing gears, bounced back into the air, and settled back on the runway coming to rest upright. The instructor stated that there was no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the instructor's misjudged landing flare.
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