NTSB Identification: NYC85LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28581.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1985 in COVENTRYVILLE, NY
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N45564
Injuries: 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.

DURING A LOCAL FLT OVER COVENTRYVILLE, NY, THE PLT DECIDED TO OVERFLY AND OBSERVE A BUILDING. THE PLT MADE ONE PASS AND WAS ABOUT TO MAKE ANOTHER WHEN THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE PWR. WHILE PLANNING TO LAND IN A NEARBY FLD, THE ENG REGAINED PWR AND THE PLT DISCONTINUED THE EMERGENCY LANDING.THE ACFT DID NOT CLIMB SUFFICIENTLY TO CLEAR THE TREES AND COLLIDED WITH THE TREE TOPS AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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