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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : oxr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : oxr|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : missed approach
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1200
flight time type : 150
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
A flight instructor was giving instruction in an small aircraft at dusk. He gave his student a simulated engine failure. He let the student hit some approach lights (not illuminated) on the displaced threshold of the runway. As the student was getting low, the reporting instructor was planning to let the student approach the displaced threshold then go around as instructed. The approach lights were 3.5 ft high, 4 were hit. There was a dent on the horizontal stabilizer. The belly was scraped, and a wheel strut guard was dented. A mechanic declared the aircraft to be airworthy.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN INSTRUCTOR IN AN SMA LET HIS STUDENT HIT SOME UNLIT APCH LIGHTS WHILE PRACTICING AN ENG OUT EMER LNDG AT DUSK.
Narrative: A FLT INSTRUCTOR WAS GIVING INSTRUCTION IN AN SMA AT DUSK. HE GAVE HIS STUDENT A SIMULATED ENG FAILURE. HE LET THE STUDENT HIT SOME APCH LIGHTS (NOT ILLUMINATED) ON THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD OF THE RWY. AS THE STUDENT WAS GETTING LOW, THE RPTING INSTRUCTOR WAS PLANNING TO LET THE STUDENT APCH THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD THEN GAR AS INSTRUCTED. THE APCH LIGHTS WERE 3.5 FT HIGH, 4 WERE HIT. THERE WAS A DENT ON THE HORIZ STABILIZER. THE BELLY WAS SCRAPED, AND A WHEEL STRUT GUARD WAS DENTED. A MECH DECLARED THE ACFT TO BE AIRWORTHY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.