NTSB Identification: CHI83FA016
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 15, 1982 in DELAVAN, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1983
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1094K
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
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 AIRPORT MANAGER STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLYING FOR ABOUT 45 MIN WHEN IT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT. HE REPORTED THAT THE PILOT MADE A LOW PASS OVER THE RUNWAY, AS IF HE WAS CHECKING THE WIND FOR LANDING. HE SAW THE PILOT START TO CLIMB AND ENTER A LEFT TURN, BUT DID NOT SEE THE PLANE CRASH. TWO OTHER WITNESSES ALSO SAW THE PLANE START TO CLIMB AND TURN. ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAW THE PLANE GO INTO A STEEP BANK AND THEN SUDDENLY GO STRAIGHT DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED, NOSE DOWN, IN A CORN FIELD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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