On March 27, 1998, about 0935 eastern standard time, a Mooney M20J, N192ER, registered to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, crashed while landing at the Daytona Beach International Airport, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the Title 14 CFR Part 91 local training flight. The commercial-rated certified flight instructor (CFI), a commercial-rated dual student pilot, and one passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight had departed at 0800. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The CFI stated that the accident occurred on the third and final approach to runway 7R. On this approach, the student pilot told him he was going to "add extra nose up trim" and the CFI approved. The CFI said that while on final approach, "...at approximately 50 feet agl [above ground level], I noticed the airplane was sinking faster than normal. As I looked at the airspeed indicator (read[ing] 65 knots), my student added full power to stop the sink rate...I knew we weren't going to touchdown at our designated touchdown point...so I told my student to execute a go-around...my student was already adding full power. At the same time, the right main gear touched down unexpectedly." The CFI said, "I have the flight controls," and put his hand over the student's hand on the throttle, and both "...pushed forward on the yoke to prevent the airplane from stalling." As both pilots applied forward pressure on the yoke the left wing "stalled and dropped." The airplane impacted the ground to the left of runway 7R, between the runway and taxiway "S."
According to Embry-Riddle's Aviation Safety Program Manager (ASPM), the airplane touched down about 750 feet beyond the approach end of runway 7R, and 92 feet to left of the runway centerline. In addition, the pilot-in-command (CFI) told the ASPM, "...the right-main landing gear contacted runway 7R at the same time that a go-around was initiated."