Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N21427,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294046
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Date:Sunday 6 March 2005
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Delta Connection Academy
Registration: N21427
MSN: 44-7995050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Opa Locka, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Shirley-Brookhaven Airport, NY (WSH/KHWV)
Destination airport:Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The CFI stated they were conducting instrument approaches and landings at Opa Locka Airport. During a takeoff, he gave his student the indication of a simulated engine failure, the student then retarded the throttles and initiated a descent to land. While on descent, the CFI and dual student noticed a higher than normal descent rate and both corrected by adding back pressure on the control column and adding engine power. After touchdown the instructor heard an abnormal noise and decided to taxi to the ramp. Once the airplane was secure, the CFI conducted an inspection and found damage to the fuselage and terminated the flight. The pilots stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The dual student's improper descent rate during a simulated engine failure and simulated forced landing and the CFI's inadequate remedial action which resulted in a hard landing.



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

Revision history:

10-Oct-2022 16:41 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 19:44 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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