NTSB Identification: ATL86LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31881.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 26, 1986 in RINGGOLD, GA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71713
Injuries: 3 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 REPORTED HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A 180 DEGREE TURN BECAUSE HE REALIZED HE WAS GETTING TOO CLOSE TO AN AIRPORT WHILE ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. A HIGHWAY PATROLMAN SAID THE PILOT TOLD HIM HE BECAME DISORIENTED DURING THE TURN, CUT THE POWER TO LAND, AND DID NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. DURING THE TURN IN HAZY VISIBILITY THE PILOT BECAME SPATIALLY DISORIENTED, ALLOWED THE WING ON THE INSIDE OF THE TURN TO STALL, AND FAILED TO RECOVER FROM THE INDUCED SPIRAL.

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

ELEVATOR TRIM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPIRAL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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