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N470Q accident description

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Crash location 40.559444°N, 74.974167°W
Nearest city Pittstown, NJ
40.582047°N, 74.959058°W
1.8 miles away
Tail number N470Q
Accident date 08 Mar 2011
Aircraft type Flight Design Ctsw
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the flight instructor, the purpose of the flight was to practice landings. As the student pilot began to flare for landing, the airspeed decreased and the airplane "stall[ed] about 3 to 5 feet above the ground," impacted the runway "hard" on the right main landing gear, and bounced. The student pilot applied full power, the airplane veered off the right side of the runway, traveled up an embankment, and the left wing impacted the ground. During the accident sequence, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing tip and fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's inadequate flare and the certified flight instructor's inadequate remedial action, which resulted in a hard landing.

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