NTSB Identification: ATL85LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27559.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 28, 1985 in SUCHES, GA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71877
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN PILOT USED SHALLOW CLIMB ON COURSE. PILOT STATED HE FAILED TO CLIMB TO A SUITABLE ALTITUDE. WHEN FIRST RIDGE WAS CLEARED A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED. PILOT MADE 180 DEGREE TURN BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB ABOVE TERRAIN.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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