Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N2173S,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 284805
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Date:Thursday 7 June 2007
Time:09:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Hortman Aviation Services
Registration: N2173S
MSN: 44-7995245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lumberton, New Jersey -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Robbinsville, NJ (N87)
Destination airport:Lumberton, NJ (N14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the flight instructor of the PA-44, while conducting a training flight with his student, he simulated a left engine failure and the student proceeded to enter the traffic pattern for runway 19. Upon touchdown, "the rear of the airplane and the right wing raised off the ground" and the flight instructor instructed his student to "Go-Around." The airplane began to track left and the flight instructor took the controls. He was unable to maintain directional control, and the airplane exited the runway collapsing the left main gear and substantially damaging the airplane. The student pilot reported that the flight instructor simulated the engine failure by "cutting off fuel to the left engine," and the flight instructor reported he must have "forgotten to turn the fuel back on" during the go-around. No mechanical deficiencies were reported with the airplane.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's improper decision to simulate an engine failure in the traffic pattern by cutting off fuel to the engine, and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control during an aborted landing.



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

01-Oct-2022 09:00 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 19:51 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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