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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204341
Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Dubois Aviation Inc
Registration: N7085R
C/n / msn: 28-21788
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Horsethief community Canyon Ranch in Temescal Valley,CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination airport:Chino, CA (CNO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the flight instructor, during an off-airport simulated engine failure with a 180° turn, he called for a go-around upon completion of the maneuver.
The student initiated the go-around, but the airplane struck power line wires. The flight instructor landed the airplane in a field, and the nose landing gear separated from the airplane.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.
The flight instructor reported that this accident could have been prevented by performing a ground reconnaissance of unfamiliar practice areas to assess for hazards to flight. The flight instructor will also initiate simulated engine failures at a higher altitude to enable recovery at no less than 500ft above ground level.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot and flight instructor’s failure to see and avoid powerlines during a simulated emergency landing, which resulted in a wire strike during a go-around.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

14-Jan-2018 03:07 Geno Added
14-Jan-2018 16:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Photo, ]
17-Jan-2018 23:32 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2018 23:34 Geno Updated [Narrative]
08-Jul-2018 13:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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