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N4396T accident description

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Crash location 35.877500°N, 86.377500°W
Nearest city Murfreesboro, TN
35.845621°N, 86.390270°W
2.3 miles away
Tail number N4396T
Accident date 16 Nov 2007
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-140
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During an instructional flight the student pilot slipped the Piper PA-28-140 in order to lose altitude while on final approach for landing. After reaching a "reasonable approach altitude" the student then realigned the airplane and continued the final approach. During the flare, the student "flared way too much," and the airplane ballooned. The instructor then "grabbed" the controls and added full power in an attempt to recover. According to the instructor, the airplane was so close to the ground at this point that it did not have time to climb out. The instructor then "chose" to touch down to the left of the runway in the grass. During rollout, the nose gear collapsed, and the firewall was substantially damaged.

NTSB Probable Cause

The flight instructor's inadequate remedial action and failure to maintain runway alignment.

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