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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199068
Last updated: 30 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20
Owner/operator:Bohlke International Airways Inc
Registration: N828BB
C/n / msn: C0428
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Croix, VI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Christiansted, VI (STX)
Destination airport:Christiansted, VI (STX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was performing an approach and landing under the supervision of the flight instructor. The flight instructor reported that the student completed a “normal” traffic pattern but that the airplane bounced on landing and that he immediately took control of the airplane. The flight instructor initiated a go-around and established a climb; however, the engine lost power, and the airplane descended into terrain. An air traffic controller who witnessed the accident said that, just before touchdown, the airplane banked left, and the left wing appeared to hit the ground. He added that the airplane then bounced four to five times before it banked "hard" left and departed the runway. The airplane then impacted trees about 1,700 ft past the departure end, and 400 ft left of, the runway.
Postaccident examination of the airplane and the engine revealed no preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation, and cut tree branches located at the accident site indicated that the engine was producing power at the time of impact.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor's improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a loss of airplane control. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the student pilot.



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19-Aug-2017 16:48 ASN Update Bot Added

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