NTSB Identification: CHI85FA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29467.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 1985 in JEFFERSONVILLE, OH
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N23004
Injuries: 1 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 AIRPLANE HAD CIRCLED THE NORTH-SOUTH GRASS RUNWAY TWICE BEFORE ATTEMPTING A SOUTH LANDING WITH AN ESTIMATED 20 TO 30 MPH CROSSWIND FROM THE WEST. THE AIRPLANE STALED AND MADE A 360 DEGREE ROLL. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN AN ALMOST LEVEL ATTITUDE WITH LITTLE FORWARD MOVEMENT. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE PILOT HAD OVERSHOT THE CENTERINE OF THE RUNWAY AND HAD STEEPENED HIS TURN TRYING TO RETURN TO CENTERLINE WHEN CONTROL WAS LOST. THE PILOT HAD 390 HOURS TOTAL TIME OF WHICH ONLY TWENTY HOURS WERE DUAL INSTRUCTION.

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

STALL/SPIN..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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