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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sjc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 1800
flight time type : 400
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
A student was being instructed during the flare portion of landing and flared too high. Instructor assumed control by saying, 'I've got the plane' but student froze with left rudder and yoke full back and instructor was unable to gain control before touchdown. No rudder authority/authorized right before touchdown caused aircraft to veer left into the grass at which point student let go the aircraft. Instructor continued rollback to runway with no damage to airport and only tail tiedown scraped on aircraft. Tower and ground made no mention of event to aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE RECEIVING FLT INSTRUCTION, A STUDENT FROZE ON THE CTLS CAUSING THE ACFT TO TOUCH DOWN WITH EXCESSIVE L RUDDER INPUT, AND LEAVE THE RWY. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT REGAINED CTL OF THE ACFT AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE RWY.
Narrative: A STUDENT WAS BEING INSTRUCTED DURING THE FLARE PORTION OF LNDG AND FLARED TOO HIGH. INSTRUCTOR ASSUMED CTL BY SAYING, 'I'VE GOT THE PLANE' BUT STUDENT FROZE WITH L RUDDER AND YOKE FULL BACK AND INSTRUCTOR WAS UNABLE TO GAIN CTL BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. NO RUDDER AUTH RIGHT BEFORE TOUCHDOWN CAUSED ACFT TO VEER L INTO THE GRASS AT WHICH POINT STUDENT LET GO THE ACFT. INSTRUCTOR CONTINUED ROLLBACK TO RWY WITH NO DAMAGE TO ARPT AND ONLY TAIL TIEDOWN SCRAPED ON ACFT. TWR AND GND MADE NO MENTION OF EVENT TO ACFT.
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.