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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140164
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Hillsboro Aviation Inc
Registration: N2163N
MSN: 44-7995222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:King County International Airport (Boeing Field) - KBFI, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Seattle, WA (BFI)
Destination airport:Portland, OR (PDX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, shortly after the student pilot conducted the takeoff, she noticed an uncommanded yaw, and she then took control of the airplane. The flight instructor started to land straight ahead, lowered the nose, and reduced power, but then she decided that insufficient runway remained to land, so she initiated a go-around. The airplane rolled sharply right and then descended in an uncontrolled inverted attitude, impacted the ground, and struck a parked airplane. The airplane fuselage and wings were substantially damaged from impact and partially consumed by the postcrash fire. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s failure to maintain airplane control during a go-around.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Dec-2011 00:53 gerard57 Added
01-Dec-2011 03:59 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2011 13:01 tjp Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
01-Dec-2011 15:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2011 14:04 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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