NTSB Identification: ANC84LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25729.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 04, 1984 in SELDOVIA, AK
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N1795K
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ON A 2600 FT GRAVEL RWY NESTLED IN THE HILLS WITH VARIABLE WINDS. THE PLT HAD TEMPORARILY TRADED ACFT FOR THIS TRIP AND HAD NOT FLOWN THIS TYPE OF ACFT FOR THE PRECEDING 90 DAY PERIOD. HE NORMALLY FLEW HIS CESSNA 185. HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THIS ARPT AND HAD MADE ONE GO-AROUND BEFORE THE ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF BEING HIGHAND FAST. THE 2ND APPROACH WAS FLOWN, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AT 60 MPH AND HE CROSSED THE THRESHOLD AT ABOUT 30 FT AGL. THE TOUCHDOWN WAS ABOUT MIDFIELD AND IN ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE, THE PLT SAID, THE TAIL KEPT COMING UP. HE THOUGHT A GUST OFTAILWIND HAD ACTED ON THE FLAPS AND UP ELEVATOR TO PUSH THE TAIL OF THE ACFT UP. HE SAID HE SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE CONCERN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF VARYING WINDS.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE

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