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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 2200
flight time type : 0
|Function||instruction : instructor|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Was giving instruction in piper pacer. On second landing that was taking place (the first one I was doing) upon landing, the aircraft began to spin and loop to the left. Attempted to take corrective action, however, it was too little too late. Aircraft remained upright and came to a stop on wheels. Upon inspection, we found both passenger to be uninjured and aircraft to be damaged, however, all damage was limited to left main landing gear and right wingtip and elevator tip. VMC prevailed with dusk beginning to set in approximately 1/2 hour later. Gain, corrective action was attempted by holding tail on ground and applying right rudder. However, it was a little delayed and late. Contributing factors include my unfamiliarization of aircraft and not being current in aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PIPER PACER INSTRUCTOR WAS BEING CHKED OUT IN A TAIL DRAGGER. ON HIS FIRST LNDG, HE GNDLOOPED THE ACFT AND DAMAGED THE L LNDG GEAR AND THE R WINGTIP.
Narrative: WAS GIVING INSTRUCTION IN PIPER PACER. ON SECOND LNDG THAT WAS TAKING PLACE (THE FIRST ONE I WAS DOING) UPON LNDG, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SPIN AND LOOP TO THE L. ATTEMPTED TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION, HOWEVER, IT WAS TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. ACFT REMAINED UPRIGHT AND CAME TO A STOP ON WHEELS. UPON INSPECTION, WE FOUND BOTH PAX TO BE UNINJURED AND ACFT TO BE DAMAGED, HOWEVER, ALL DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO L MAIN LNDG GEAR AND R WINGTIP AND ELEVATOR TIP. VMC PREVAILED WITH DUSK BEGINNING TO SET IN APPROX 1/2 HR LATER. GAIN, CORRECTIVE ACTION WAS ATTEMPTED BY HOLDING TAIL ON GND AND APPLYING R RUDDER. HOWEVER, IT WAS A LITTLE DELAYED AND LATE. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS INCLUDE MY UNFAMILIARIZATION OF ACFT AND NOT BEING CURRENT IN 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.