NTSB Identification: CHI02LA204.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in Farmington, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/2002
Aircraft: Luscombe 8F, registration: N840B
Injuries: 1 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 airplane nosed over during landing. The pilot stated that during the landing roll he, "heard a double clunking sound [and] felt my upper body go forward [and] the tail wheel lifted." He said that the airplane skidded nose down before ultimately nosing over. The pilot reported that the brake clip that holds the brake disk in place, "came off and lodged in the wheel causing an abrupt [and] harsh drag on [the] right wheel." The pilot listed having 482 hours of experience is the same make and model airplane as the accident airplane.

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

The locked brake and the aircraft control not being possible due to the locked brake.

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