Accident Cessna R172K Hawk XP N758BW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 298552
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Date:Monday 27 August 2001
Time:10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna R172K Hawk XP
Registration: N758BW
MSN: R172-2974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Valdosta, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Valdosta Regional Airport, GA (VLD/KVLD)
Destination airport:Valdosta Regional Airport, GA (VLD/KVLD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The certificated flight instructor and dual student were conducting a simulated emergency landing immediately after takeoff. According to the flight instructor, the flight instructor briefed the dual student on the procedures and stated that the flight instructor would maintain priority on the controls with the dual student to follow. At 150 feet AGL, the instructor reduced the throttle to idle and pitched the airplane nose-low to maintain airspeed. The student pilot reported actively pulling back on the yoke at 50 feet AGL. As the flight instructor attempted the flare, the airplane struck the runway and sustained substantial damage to the propeller, nose gear, left main landing gear, firewall, floor, and bottom of the fuselage back to the baggage door.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's improper flare of the airplane, which resulted in a hard landing. Factors were the dual student's failure to relinquish control of the airplane and the dual student's interference on the flight controls.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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