NTSB Identification: DEN86LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30905.
Accident occurred Monday, March 31, 1986 in WATKINS, CO
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE T-8F, registration: N1593B
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

WHILE PRACTICING GROUND REFERENCE MANEUVERS AT 500 FT AGL A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PILOT RATED PASSENGER IN THE REAR SEAT PERFORMED THE EMERGENCY LANDING WHILE THE PIC ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE LANDING WAS MADE ON OPEN ROLLING TERRAIN WITH A 15 KT GUSTING TO 20 KT TAILWIND. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED/MUSHED DURING THE LANDING AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE CO-PLT WAS NOT CHECKED OUT IN THE ACFT. HIS RECENT FLIGHT EXPERIENCE WAS IN LARGE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE FAILED TO DISCLOSE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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