NTSB Identification: MIA88LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36047.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1988 in GENEVA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N45980
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

THE PILOT STATE THAT HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE OVER A TREE LINE WHILE ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SINK AND BEFORE THE SINK RATE COULD BE ARRESTED THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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