NTSB Identification: MIA93FA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50502.
Accident occurred Friday, January 01, 1993 in LILLIAN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/15/1993
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N72088
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AIRCRAFT WAS LISTED ON FAA REGISTRY AS DEREGISTERED BY PREVIOUS OWNER WHO SOLD AIRCRAFT AS SALVAGE. AIRCRAFT DID NOT HAVE CURRENT ANNUAL INSPECTION. PILOT-IN-COMMAND (PIC) DID NOT HAVE CURRENT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. NO PILOT LOGBOOK WAS FOUND BY PILOT'S FAMILY, AND IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED IF PIC HAD CURRENT BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW. PILOT-RATED PASSENGER STATED PILOT OVER FLEW PRIVATE STRIP AND ENTERED BASE LEG. AS THEY TURNED FROM BASE TO FINAL APPROACH THE PIC LET THE AIRCRAFT GET TOO SLOW AND THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. THEY THEN DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. PASSENGER REPORTED THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNED FROM BASE LEG TO FINAL APPROACH, RESULTING IN AN INADVERTENT STALL AND UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO THE GROUND.

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