NTSB Identification: FTW86LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29926.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 29, 1986 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71611
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.

A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WAS SHOWING HIS STUDENT HOW TO TAKEOFF FROM A CRASS STRIP WHEN HE NOTICED ANOTHER AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF ON AN INTERSECTING RUNWAY. HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH, DAMAGING THE MAIN GEAR, LEFT WING AND PROPELLER.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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