NTSB Identification: DEN83LA004
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 07, 1982 in LA JUNTA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1983
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N2935K
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 STUDENT PILOT ELECTED TO PRACTICE TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 12. HE REPORTED THAT AFTER LANDING, HE BEGAN TO SET THE TRIM AND PREPARE TO TAKEOFF, WHEN THE TAIL POPPED UP AND HE COULD HEAR THE WIND WHISTLING. REPORTEDLY, HE APPLIED FULL POWER, BUT THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TURNING TO THE RIGHT. HE STATED THAT HE USED FULL LEFT RUDDER TO COMPENSATE, BUT THIS WAS NOT ENOUGH. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER WHILE IT WAS STILL ON THE RUNWAY. ABOUT 12 MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE 170 DEGREES AT 6 KTS AND VARIABLE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOUCH-AND-GO..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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