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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : day|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 140|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 900
flight time type : 20
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was acting as flight instructor on a dual lesson in a C140. On landing roll, student pilot was correcting for a left turn on rollout when a ground loop became noticeable. Insufficient rudder and back pressure caused the aircraft to nose down resulting in a propeller strike. I failed to recover soon enough before the incident occurred. Immediately after engine stoppage, we shut off all switches and fuel. We lifted the aircraft off of the nose and back to '3' point position and began to push aircraft off the runway. Soon after, fire crews assisted with moving the aircraft. This aircraft incident can be prevented in the future with more training on grass runways. In addition, sooner response by the flight instructor.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INSTRUCTOR RPT OF LNDG WHICH RESULTED IN A NOSE OVER CONDITION WITH PROP STRIKE, STUDENT PLT AT CTLS. ACFT WAS CONVENTIONAL GEAR C140.
Narrative: I WAS ACTING AS FLT INSTRUCTOR ON A DUAL LESSON IN A C140. ON LNDG ROLL, STUDENT PLT WAS CORRECTING FOR A L TURN ON ROLLOUT WHEN A GND LOOP BECAME NOTICEABLE. INSUFFICIENT RUDDER AND BACK PRESSURE CAUSED THE ACFT TO NOSE DOWN RESULTING IN A PROP STRIKE. I FAILED TO RECOVER SOON ENOUGH BEFORE THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENG STOPPAGE, WE SHUT OFF ALL SWITCHES AND FUEL. WE LIFTED THE ACFT OFF OF THE NOSE AND BACK TO '3' POINT POS AND BEGAN TO PUSH ACFT OFF THE RWY. SOON AFTER, FIRE CREWS ASSISTED WITH MOVING THE ACFT. THIS ACFT INCIDENT CAN BE PREVENTED IN THE FUTURE WITH MORE TRAINING ON GRASS RWYS. IN ADDITION, SOONER RESPONSE BY THE FLT INSTRUCTOR.
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.