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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40651
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Date:21-JUN-1994
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N71347
C/n / msn: 2774
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Decatur, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Keller, TX (4TX2)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD LAST FLOWN THE LUSCOMBE TWO YEARS BEFORE. HE HAD AN ESTIMATED TOTAL TIME OF 10 HOURS IN MAKE AND MODEL. WITNESSES REPORTED OBSERVING TWO AIRPLANES MANUEVERING AND CIRCLING AT LOW ALTITUDE OVER TREES AND HIGHLINES. WITNESSES REPORTED OBSERVING THE GRAY AIRPLANE BANKING TO THE LEFT AND MANEUVERING FROM 200 FEET TO 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT. ONE WITNESESS OBSERVED THE LUSCOMBE IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A ROLL CLOSE TO THE GROUND AND DID NOT SEE THE AIRPLANE COME BACK UP. ANOTHER WITNESS REPORTED THE AIRPLANE IN A LEFT TURNING MANEUVER ABOUT 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND PRIOR TO IMPACT. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS. THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST 16 FEET FROM THE INITIAL GROUND SCARS. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S LOSS OF CONTROL WHILE MANEUVERING. FACTORS WERE THE PILOT'S MANEUVERING AT AN LOW ALTITUDE AND HIS LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN MAKE AND MODEL.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01518


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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