NTSB Identification: LAX84LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23215.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 18, 1983 in CASA GRANDE, AZ
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N2041B
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 AIRCRAFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES ONLY ON THE LEFT SIDE. DURING A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE STUDENT WAS LANDING THE ACFT FROM THE LEFT SEAT. ON THE 4TH LANDING, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A REPORTED RIGHT QUARTERING GUST OF WIND FROM THE REAR. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT & CAME TO REST IN A DRAINAGE DITCH. THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) STATED THAT NOT HAVING BRAKES ON HIS SIDE OF THE ACFT CONTRIBUTED TO THE MISHAP.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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