NTSB Identification: SEA92LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46110.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 15, 1992 in VANCOUVER, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1993
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1127B
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 28L THE PILOT UTILIZED A SLIP TO LOSE ALTITUDE. JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN HE REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED AND HIT HARD SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL SEPARATED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER. WINDS AT NEARBY REPORTING STATIONS WERE LIGHT. THE RUNWAY'S 20:1 APPROACH CLEARANCE PLANE WAS OBSTRUCTED AND THE RUNWAY WAS NOT MARKED FOR A CLEAR 20:1 APPROACH CLEARANCE PLANE. ADDITIONALLY, NO VISUAL GLIDE SLOPE INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE TO PILOTS LANDING ON THIS RWY.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER RATE OF DESCENT.

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