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Mon, Apr 03, 2006

ERAU Seminole Banged Up In Landing Mishap

Student Pilot, Instructor OK; Plane, Not So Much

A twin-engine Piper PA44 Seminole is a little worse for wear, after a student pilot and his instructor from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University had some problems landing at Daytona Beach International last week.

Airport spokesman Steve Cooke said the student flew his approach too low, and bounced on landing. The plane (file photo of type, right) departed the runway, struck a runway sign and came to rest in the grass alongside, its nosewheel collapsed.

"When he tried to land the plane, it bounced and it went off the runway," Cooke said. "But that's not uncommon with student pilots. At least no one was hurt."

Orlando's WESH-2 reports the aircraft suffered severe damage to its nose and right wing.

**   Report created 3/31/2006   Record 8
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IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 938ER        Make/Model: PA44      Description: PA-44 Seminole, Turbo Seminole
  Date: 03/29/2006     Time: 1542

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
  City: DAYTONA BEACH   State: FL   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  ACFT ON LANDING ROLL, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, DAYTONA BEACH, FL

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Pass:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   

WEATHER: 1453 DAB METAR 22004KT 10SM FEW120 19/09 A3028

OTHER DATA

  Departed:                             Dep Date:    Dep. Time:     
  Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FL        Flt Plan:              Wx Briefing: 
  Last Radio Cont: ON FINAL
  Last Clearance: CLRD TO LAND

  FAA FSDO: ORLANDO, FL  (SO15)                   Entry date: 03/30/2006

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.erau.edu

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