NTSB Identification: FTW84LA233.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24989.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 16, 1984 in COLCORD, OK
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N45906
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 FLIGHT DEPARTED DOWNWIND FROM AN UNIMPROVED FIELD TO AVOID POWER LINES AT THE UPWIND END OF THE FIELD. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL SUFFICIENT SPEED COULD NOT BE ATTAINED TO LIFT OFF AND CLEAR A FENCE AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE AIRCRAFT OFF AND CLIMB OVER THE FENCE, BUT THE MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK THE TOP WIRE OF THE FENCE AND THE LEFT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER AND RIGHT WING STRUCK THE FENCE POST. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE NEXT FIELD. THE PLT STATED THAT HAVING DEPARTED THIS FIELD MANY TIMES BEFORE, HE FELT CONFIDENT OF HIS PLANS FOR THE TAKEOFF.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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