Accident Piper PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole N8303P,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 298940
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Date:Tuesday 30 May 2000
Time:15:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole
Owner/operator:Aspen Flying Club
Registration: N8303P
MSN: 44-8107031
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:ENGLEWOOD, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:(KAPA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During an instructional flight, while practicing an engine out approach to land, the student pilot failed to lower the landing gear. The tower asked the pilot to 'verify gear down' and the flight instructor initiated a go-around on short final. The aircraft settled and landed with the landing gear retracted on the grass beside the runway causing damage to the propellers and underside of the aircraft hull. The flight instructor said the engines failed to respond; however, an examination of the engines by an FAA airworthiness inspector produced no evidence of preimpact malfunction or failure.

Probable Cause: In-flight planning and decision by the flight instructor by allowing the student to fly into a hazardous situation. Factors were the flight instructor delaying extending the landing gear and delaying a go-around.

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



Revision history:

16-Oct-2022 00:35 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 15:35 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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