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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234769
Last updated: 4 August 2020
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Date:01-APR-2020
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 NG Twin Star
Owner/operator:Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Inc
Registration: N311ER
C/n / msn: 42.N212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Flagler County Airport (KFIN/FIN), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Destination airport:Palm Coast, FL (FIN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight instructor reported that the pilot receiving instruction was practicing a simulated single-engine failure to a landing in the multiengine airplane. The left engine was set to about 12% power, simulating a feathered propeller engine failure. While on final approach to land, the airplane started to drift right of the runway, and the pilot receiving instruction reported that he was having difficulty controlling the airplane due to strong prevailing winds. The instructor reported that he told the pilot receiving instruction to use more left rudder, but the airplane continued to drift right. The pilot receiving instruction decided to abort the landing and initiated a go-around by advancing both engines to full power. During the go-around, the airplane drifted left and then the instructor took the flight controls and applied full right rudder. The airplane continued drifting left, descended, and impacted vegetation, and the landing gear collapsed. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the rudder and empennage. The instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. A crosswind component of between 6 and 10 knots existed.


Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instructionís failure to maintain airplane control during a simulated engine failure landing and subsequent attempted go-around in gusting crosswind conditions and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200401X12025&key=1
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N311ER

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Apr-2020 13:27 Captain Adam Added
03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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