NTSB Identification: FTW95LA236.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 09, 1995 in FARMINGTON, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1995
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1143B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHEN THE SOLO STUDENT PILOT ADDED POWER FOR TAKEOFF DURING A TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TURNED LEFT AND DEPARTED THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY ONTO SOFT GROUND WHERE THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR FOLDED AND THE NOSE AND RIGHT WING DUG IN. WIND AT THE TIME WAS 40 DEGREES RIGHT OF THE NOSE AT 5 KNOTS. THE PILOT HAD 52 HOURS TOTAL FLIGHT TIME, 48 HOURS IN MAKE AND MODEL, AND 40 MINUTES AS PILOT-IN-COMMAND. HE WAS ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT FOLLOWING ENDORSEMENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FAILURE BY THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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