LAX07CA228
LAX07CA228

In a written report to the National Transportation Safety Board, the CFI stated that during an instructional flight, he and the student pilot were performing a touch-and-go landing at the time of the accident. The airplane started to roundout in the flare, with a slight climb, followed by a quick pitch down, which the CFI thought was due to a sudden power reduction by the student. The airplane nose gear impacted the runway and collapsed. The CFI stated he felt the accident could have been avoided by maintaining steady partial power, maintaining a slight nose up pitch attitude, and landing farther down the runway.

The CFI and student pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the aircraft.

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