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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230620
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8
Owner/operator:Ronald J Morrison
Registration: N1866B
C/n / msn: 6293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bremen, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bremen, AL (PVT)
Destination airport:Bremen, AL (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a 2,400-ft-long private, grass airstrip, he was concerned the airplane would not clear the wires at the end of the runway, so he aborted the takeoff. The airplane overran the departure end of the runway, crossed a road, and went through a barbed wire fence.Subsequently, the airplane come to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and wing lift strut.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
About the time of the accident, the pilot estimated that the wind was from 290 at 8 knots. The pilot was departing from runway 18.

Probable Cause: The pilot's delayed decision to abort the takeoff, which resulted in a runway overrun, impact with a fence, and a nose-over.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

13-Nov-2019 08:20 ASN Update Bot Added

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