NTSB Identification: CHI91LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42220.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1990 in ASHLAND, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N45606
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.

DURING INITIAL CLIMB THE PILOT PULLED THE AIRCRAFT INTO A NOSE HIGH ATITUDE. HE REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED CONTROLLED FLIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN BEFORE THE PILOT COULD REGAIN CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT REPORTED NO INJURIES. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION FOUND NOTHING OF A MECHANICAL NATURE WHICH WOULD HAVE PREVENTED NORMAL FLIGHT.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S EXCEEDING THE PROPER CLIMB RATE OF THE AIRCRAFT, AND HIS NOT MAINTAINING CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT TO PREVENT A STALL.

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