NTSB Identification: NYC88LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38214.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 1988 in PLYMOUTH, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N2232K
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS TAKING OFF ON A HARD PACKED, GRASSY AREA BESIDE A PAVED RWY WITH A 12 KT HEADWIND. AFTER THE TAIL WAS RAISED, AND AT A POINT 900 FT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ROLL, THE ACFT SUDDENLY NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE BROKEN RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR LEG REVEALED EVIDENCE OF A PRE-EXISTING CRACK AROUND 3/4 OF THE LEG AND A FRESH BREAK ON THE REMAINING 1/4 OF THE LEG. ACCORDING TO A FAA OPS INSP WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE INVESTIGATION, COMPLETE FRACTURE OF THE LEG 'RESULTED IN THE SHAFT EXTENDING. THIS EXTENSION CAUSED THE MECHANICAL BRAKES TO BE APPLIED TO THE RIGHT WHEEL, LOCKING UP THE BRAKE AND FLIPPING THE A/C ON ITS BACK.'

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..INADVERTENT ACTIVATION

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