NTSB Identification: CHI86FA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31771.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 13, 1986 in PITTSFORD, MI
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8B, registration: N28914
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT OVERSHOT FINAL APPROACH DUE TO A 10-15 KT TAILWIND ON BASE LEG. ACCORDING TO A PILOT FRIEND ON THE GROUND HE PUT THE ACFT INTO A 60 DEGREE BANK TO IN AN ATTEMPT TO REALIGN HIMSELF WITH THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE. DURING THIS STEEP TURN THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. THE LOW ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE STALL PRECLUDED RECOVERY BEFORE GROUND IMPACT.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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