NTSB Identification: ATL83FA071A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 26, 1982 in APEX, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/26/1983
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N76T
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE LUSCOMBE HAD DEPARTED THE E-W RWY IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION, HAD REVERSED COURSE & WAS ON A STRAIGHT-IN APCH TO RWY 27. THE PA-22 ENTERED THE ARPT TRAFFIC VIA A STANDARD LEFT DOWNWIND & BASE PATTERN. DURING FINAL THE PA-22 ENDED UP ABOVE & SLIGHTLY BEHIND THE LUSCOMBE. THE PA-22'S NOSEWHEEL DESCENDED INTO THE LUSCOMBE'S PROP ARC. THE LUSCOMBE WENT OUT OF CONTROL & CRASHED INTO THE TREES. THE PA-22 CONTINUED FOR A NORMAL LANDING. THE LUSCOMBE HAD NO RADIO & NO UNICOMFREQ WAS ASSIGNED FOR THE ARPT. THE LUSCOMBE WAS ABOUT 5 MOS PAST DUE FOR AN ANNUAL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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