NTSB Identification: LAX84LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21841.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 1983 in CASA GRANDE, AZ
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1186B
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A LOCAL FLT, THE ACFT COLLIDE WITH TERRAIN WHILE THE AIRCREW WERE PERFORMING LOW ALT MANEUVERS. ONE OF THE OCCUPANTS WAS AN INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) & THE OTHER WAS A PRIVATE PLT. NEITHER CLAIMED TO BE THE PLT IN COMMAND, BUT THE PRIVATE PLT WAS THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE ACFT. REPORTEDLY, THE CFI HAD NO PREVIOUS FLT TIME IN THIS MAKE & MODEL & THE OWNER HAD ONLY 2.1 HRS. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, LOW TURNS WERE BEING PERFORMED AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL. THEY OBSERVED THE ACFT ENTER AN ABRUPT MANEUVER, SIMILAR TO AN AG TURN, THEN HIT THE GROUND.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..PERFORMED


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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