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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215825
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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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
Registration: N40825
C/n / msn: 28-7425174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Homeport Airport (11WA), Cheney, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Spokane-Felts Field, WA (SFF/KSFF)
Destination airport:Cheney, WA (12WA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The noninstructor-rated pilot reported that he agreed to go flying with a student pilot in the student’s airplane and act as pilot-in-command while seated in the right seat. During the approach to land with the student on the controls, the airplane was high, but with the “airfield made,” the student selected full flaps. According to the pilot, the airplane “got slow and low,” and the student initiated a go-around, during which, in a single motion, the pilot raised the flaps to the full-up position, and the airplane “struggled to fly and climb.” Subsequently, the airplane impacted trees at the end of the runway and came to rest on its right side.
The pilot added that the Pilot’s Operating Handbook states that the flaps should be retracted one notch at a time.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and the empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper retraction of the flaps during a go-around, which resulted in the airplane’s failure to climb and its subsequent collision with trees.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

29-Sep-2018 19:13 Geno Added
30-Sep-2018 18:00 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Sep-2018 18:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Oct-2018 19:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
01-Oct-2018 19:12 Geno Updated [Narrative]
15-Apr-2019 14:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-Apr-2019 19:37 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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