Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2003 Issue

November 14, La Grande, Ore. / Piper Turbo Arrow

At 1427 Pacific time, a Piper PA-28-201T on a private pilot checkride struck the ground during a simulated engine-out procedure about seven miles northeast of La Grande. The student pilot and the pilot examiner were not injured. During the simulated engine-out procedure, the DPE instructed the student to go around when the aircraft was about one foot agl. The DPE increased the throttle while the student was on the flight controls but the aircraft did not clear a rising knoll....

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