ATL07CA121
ATL07CA121

The private pilot was conducting a short field landing to runway 15 at Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP), Pompano Beach, Florida, on his first instructional flight in a multi-engine airplane. The certified flight instructor (CFI) stated the pilot cut the power to both engines 5 to 8 feet over the runway. Both pilot's reported hearing a noise from under the right wing. The CFI stated, "I immediately took over the controls and cut the power to both engines. We skidded into the grass on the right side of the runway, and I cut the mixtures, turned the fuel selectors off took control of the airplane and cut all power after contacting PMP tower."

Examination of the airplane by the FAA revealed the airplane landed hard and separated the right main landing gear. The airplane received structural damage to the left engine nacelle and the fuselage aft of the wings.

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