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FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                   FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM
   Report Number:                 20000207003349G
   Local Date:                    02/07/2000
   Local Time:                    15:00
   City:                          GRAFTON                            
   State:                         ND
   Airport Name:                  GRAFTON MUNI                              
   Airport Id:                    GAF
   Event Type:                    INCIDENT - GENERAL AVIATION
   Mid Air Collision:             NOT A MIDAIR

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Damage:               MINOR
   Phase of Flight:               SIMULATED FORCED LANDING/TAKEOFF
   Aircraft Make/Model:           PIPER PA-44-180                
   Airframe Hours:                5737
   Operator Code:                     
   Operator:                                                              
   Owner Name:                                                  

Narrative

ON 2/07/2000 AT 0900 CST, A PA-44-180, N851ND OPERATED BY THE 
   UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AND FLOWN BY DAVID M. WRIGHT SUSTAINED MINOR 
   DAMAGE WHEN THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED DURING TAKEOFF AT GRAFTON, ND. THE 
   FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INITIATED A SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE ON TAKEOFF AND 
   RETARDED BOTH MIXTURES WHEN THE STUDENT WAS HESITANT ON RETRADING 
   THROTTLES.  IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED WITH 
   THE AIRCRAFT COMING TO REST ON THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE 180 FEET LATER.  
   THERE WERE NO INJURIES TO THE OCCUPANTS.  INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT 
   INDICTED A FRACTURE TO THE LEFT MAIN GEAR OLEO SRTUT CYLINDER, CAUSING 
   THE LEFT MAIN GEAR TO COLLAPSE.  THE LEFT PROPELLER BLADES WERE ALSO 
   CURLED AFT.                                                             
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          

Detail

Primary Flight Type:           INSTRUCTION
   Secondary Flight Type:         TRAINING
   Type of Operation:             GENERAL OPERATING RULES
   Registration Number:           851ND
   Total Aboard:                  2
   Fatalities:
   Injuries:
   Landing Gear:                  
   Aircraft Weight Class:         UNDER 12501 LBS
   Engine Make:                         
   Engine Model:                               
   Engine Group:                        
   Number of Engines:             2
   Engine Type:                   

Environmental/Operations Information

Primary Flight Conditions:     UNKNOWN
   Secondary Flight Conditions:   
   Wind Direction (deg):            
   Wind Speed (mph):                
   Visibility (mi):               
   Visibility Restrictions:       
   Light Condition:               DAY
   Flight Plan Filed:             UNKNOWN
   Approach Type:                 

Pilot-in-Command

Pilot Certificates:            COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Rating:                  AIRPLANE SINGLE, MULTI-ENGINE LAND
   Pilot Qualification:           

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:                   800
   Total in Make/Model:           160
   Total Last 90 Days:            80
   Total Last 90 Days Make/Model: