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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pgd|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 1500
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During a crosswind training flight my student, who is a commercial pilot with 300 hours applied incorrect aileron deflection on takeoff as flying speed was reached the plane rose and turned violently in the direction of applied aileron. He then over-corrected and attempted to pull the nose up resulting in a stall. When the plane came down I took the controls, attempted to recover from the stall and get the plane back over onto the runway. In doing this I scraped the left wingtip on the runway and the tail of the aircraft struck a runway light. The wingtip of the aircraft needed to be repainted. The tail has slight skin damage and 1 runway light was broken. There were no injuries. The primary factor contributing to this accident was instrument complacency. I have too much confidence in the student because he was commercially (and just) rated in singles and multi's. I failed to notice the incorrect aileron deflection and waited too long to take the plane from him.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA ON TRAINING FLT LOSES CONTROL AND STRIKES WING TIP TAIL AND RWY LIGHT DURING EXCURSION.
Narrative: DURING A XWIND TRNING FLT MY STUDENT, WHO IS A COMMERCIAL PLT WITH 300 HRS APPLIED INCORRECT AILERON DEFLECTION ON TKOF AS FLYING SPD WAS REACHED THE PLANE ROSE AND TURNED VIOLENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF APPLIED AILERON. HE THEN OVER-CORRECTED AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE NOSE UP RESULTING IN A STALL. WHEN THE PLANE CAME DOWN I TOOK THE CONTROLS, ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER FROM THE STALL AND GET THE PLANE BACK OVER ONTO THE RWY. IN DOING THIS I SCRAPED THE LEFT WINGTIP ON THE RWY AND THE TAIL OF THE ACFT STRUCK A RWY LIGHT. THE WINGTIP OF THE ACFT NEEDED TO BE REPAINTED. THE TAIL HAS SLIGHT SKIN DAMAGE AND 1 RWY LIGHT WAS BROKEN. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE PRIMARY FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO THIS ACCIDENT WAS INSTR COMPLACENCY. I HAVE TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN THE STUDENT BECAUSE HE WAS COMMERCIALLY (AND JUST) RATED IN SINGLES AND MULTI'S. I FAILED TO NOTICE THE INCORRECT AILERON DEFLECTION AND WAITED TOO LONG TO TAKE THE PLANE FROM HIM.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.