Accident Piper PA-18-150 N4101E,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356321
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Date:Wednesday 15 January 1997
Time:09:41 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18-150
Owner/operator:Chandler Air Service
Registration: N4101E
MSN: 18-7809068
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:6785 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-A2B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chandler, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(KCHD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor (CFI) reported that on roll-out from a touch-and-go landing, the student looked down for the flap handle as he raised the flaps. During this process, the aircraft started to go to the right. The CFI stated, 'I tried to correct to the left using rudder and aileron, then also using power, but the plane ground looped to the right and the left wing dipped, striking the ground.' Additionally, the CFI indicated that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the aircraft before the accident.

Probable Cause: failure of the student pilot to maintain directional control of the aircraft, and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight. The student's diverted attention was a related factor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX97LA090
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
17 November 1986 N4101E Private 0 Chandler, AZ sub
19 December 1989 N4101E Chandler Air Service, Inc. 0 Bumble Bee, AZ sub


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