Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Red Lion Airport

Vincentown, New Jersey 08088
Sunday, February 6, 2000 16:20 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
While landing, the student pilot flared about 15-20 feet above the runway. The airplane then made a 'rapid movement' to the left, and before any power or control correction could be made by the CFI, the airplane struck a snow bank. At the time of the accident, the CFI had accumulated about 14 hours total experience as a flight instructor.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The CFI's delay in remedial action after the student pilot lost control of the airplane. A factor in the accident was the CFI's lack of total experience in flight instruction.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/6/2000 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1620 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event StateNEW JERSEY 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site08088  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportRED LION AIRPORT  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDN73  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation54 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1555 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)110 
Weather Observation Facility IDWRI  
Elevation of weather observation facility133 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height20000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-10 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)270 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)395 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 7 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time800 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:08AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN624FL 
NTSB NumberNYC00LA073  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NamePiper  
Aircraft ModelPA-28-140  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-28-140  
Aircraft Serial Number28-7125513  
Certified Max Gross Weight2050 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Street AddressNE PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT  
Aircraft Owner CityPHILADELPHIA  
Aircraft Owner StatePA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode19114  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePNE  
Departure CityPHILADELPHIA  
Departure StatePA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1500 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeN73  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:08AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location23  
Runway Length2880 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--