NTSB Identification: MKC87LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33658.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 18, 1986 in MACON, MO
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N1690K
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED MORE SEVERE CROSSWINDS THAN PLANNED UPON LANDING AND THAT HE TRIED REMEDIAL ACTION, INCLUDING A REJECTED LANDING, BUT IT CAME TOO LATE. THE WIND WAS BLOWING FROM THE RIGHT ON THE LANDING ROLL AS HE SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE AND DEFLECTED FULL LEFT RUDDER TO TRY TO GROUND-LOOP THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN AN AREA OF BRAMBLES AND VEGETATION AT THE BOTTOM OF A HOLLOW.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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