NTSB Final Report: Piper Aircraft Inc PA-44-180 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-07.08.24

Airborne-NextGen-07.09.24

Airborne-Unlimited-07.10.24 HOLIDAY

Airborne-AffordableFlyers-07.05.24

Tue, Dec 19, 2023

NTSB Final Report: Piper Aircraft Inc PA-44-180

The Flight Instructor Did Not Remember That The Landing Gear Was Still Retracted

Location: Bonham, Texas Accident Number: CEN23LA382
Date & Time: August 23, 2023, 15:40 Local Registration: N7122E
Aircraft: Piper Aircraft Inc PA-44-180 Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis: The flight instructor stated that during a simulated one engine inoperative approach and landing, the pilot receiving instruction chose to leave the landing gear retracted until the landing was assured. The pilot receiving instruction turned the airplane onto a short base leg before final, increased the mixture and propeller control settings, and increased the airplane bank angle so as not to overshoot the final approach course. The flight  instructor saw that the airplane airspeed was decreasing and told the pilot receiving instruction that they were low. 

The pilot receiving instruction increased airplane pitch, which resulted in a decrease in airspeed, a loss of altitude, and a rolling motion. The flight instructor leveled the wings and reduced pitch to regain airplane control and lift. When the airplane was over the runway threshold, the flight instructor did not remember that the landing gear was still retracted and he did not complete the final landing checklist, which resulted in a landing with the landing gear retracted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the underside fuselage longerons. 

There was no mechanical malfunction/failure of the airplane or system that would have precluded normal operations.

Probable Cause and Findings: The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be -- The failure of the pilot receiving instruction and flight instructor to follow the landing checklist and extend the landing gear before landing.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.10.24)

Aero Linx: Fantasy of Flight Welcome to Fantasy of Flight. The large hangar at Fantasy of Flight is filled with vintage aircraft from several aviation eras for your enjoyment. Brow>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.10.24): Cleared For The Option

Cleared For The Option ATC authorization for an aircraft to make a touch-and-go, low approach, missed approach, stop and go, or full stop landing at the discretion of the pilot. It>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.10.24)

“We will work hard to complete these STCs and bring the best inflight connectivity available in aviation to all these airframes as soon as possible.” Source: Anthony Wi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.11.24)

“If a drone gets shot down, we can replace a drone. But if an officer gets shot, then that’s a whole different story.” Source: Lieutenant Michael Foster with the >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.11.24): Climb To VFR

Climb To VFR ATC authorization for an aircraft to climb to VFR conditions within Class B, C, D, and E surface areas when the only weather limitation is restricted visibility. The a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC