NTSB Identification: NYC85LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29097.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 13, 1985 in CARTHAGE, NY
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2661K
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT,WHILE CLIMBING TO CRUISE, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH; HOWEVER IT DID NOT QUIT. THE PILOT DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE FIELD FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. WHILE TURNING ONTO FINAL APPROACH, THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO GLIDE TO THE RUNWAY. THE ALTITUDE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO CLEAR THE HIGH VEGETATION ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH IT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CONTACTED THE RUNWAY IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND NOSED OVER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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