Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2000 Issue

Feb. 10, Salisbury, N.C. / Beech Duchess

At about 19:00 EST, a Beech 76 crashed during an aborted landing attempt at Rowan County Airport. The instructor and multi-engine student were not injured. The pilots had nearly completed a training flight and had made an ILS approach and a touch and go. They remained in the pattern and planned to make a full-stop landing. During the approach, the instructor simulated a failure of the right engine. The student began to drift and the instructor said he could use both engines for landing. The student continued to drive and the instructor ordered a go-around. The student applied full power to only the left engine and the aircraft rolled to the right. The CFI took control and cut power to the le...

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