On April 17, 1994, at 1330 hours Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172F, N5709R, collided with terrain near Arlington, California. The airplane was being operated as an instructional flight by Paradise Aviation, Corona, California. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The flight originated in Corona, California, at 1300 hours. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the operator, the flight instructor was simulating forced landings. The maneuver was being initiated about 2,000 feet above the ground. The student pilot was holding the nose up during the power on glide. The flight instructor told the student pilot to add full power.
The student pilot froze on the controls and did not add the power. The flight instructor again told the student pilot to add full power. This time the student pilot added full power but continued to hold the nose up. The airplane stalled about fifty feet above the ground, landed hard, bounced, and nosed over.