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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202156
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8F
Registration: N45627
C/n / msn: 2154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kodiak, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Zachar Bay, AK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC) he took off with the airplane at maximum gross weight. During the initial climb, he attempted to cross a ridge and realized the airplane was not gaining sufficient altitude to clear terrain. The pilot stated he turned the airplane toward the water in a steep bank. He indicated the airplane entered a spin, and dropped into the trees. He told the NTSB IIC the airplane was operating normally. No preaccident anomalies were found by the state troopers on scene, or by the NTSB metallurgy laboratory. The estimated weight of the airplane at the time of the accident was 1,484 pounds. The allowable takeoff weight was 1,375 pounds.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate terrain clearance during the initial climb, and the inadvertent stall/spin during the turn to avoid terrain. A factor in this accident was the pilot exceeding the allowable maximum gross weight of the airplane.



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26-Nov-2017 12:41 ASN Update Bot Added

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