NTSB Identification: LAX86LA325.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32542.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 16, 1986 in FALLBROOK, CA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2568K
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.

THE ACFT WENT OUT OF CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN ON RWY 18 AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THE PLT INDICATED HE LOST CONTROL WHILE ATTEMPTING A ROLLING TAKEOFF AFTER TAXIING INTO POSITION ON THE RWY WITHOUT STOPPING. HE STATED HE NORMALLY STOPPED THE ACFT PRIOR TO APPLYING TAKEOFF POWER, BUT THIS TIME HE DID NOT. THE ACFT FIRST SWERVED TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT OVER COMPENSATED AND THE ACFT SWERVED BACK TO THE LEFT AND THEN BACK TO THE RIGHT OFF THE RWY. THE PLT ALSO INDICATED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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