Accident Cessna 172S Skyhawk N2102P, Tuesday 6 January 2015
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Eads Flight School
Registration: N2102P
MSN: 172S9594
Year of manufacture:2004
Total airframe hrs:3670 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-L2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG), Norfolk, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Norfolk, VA (PVG)
Destination airport:Norfolk, VA (PVG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were conducting a private pilot check ride. The DPE reported that, during climbout, he retarded the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student attempted to recover the airplane by lowering its nose to maintain controlled flight. However, the airplane descended. The DPE terminated the simulated engine failure, took control of the airplane, and attempted to recover full engine power, but the engine remained at idle power, and the airplane descended into trees. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures, and the engine was test run with no anomalies noted. The reason for the engine’s failure to regain full power could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The engine’s failure to regain full power after a simulated engine failure for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations and testing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA15LA094
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

07-Jan-2015 00:11 Geno Added
07-Jan-2015 17:47 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Jan-2015 19:32 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2015 07:28 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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