NTSB Identification: MIA05LA059.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Brookhaven, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2005
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A, registration: N39057
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 pilot stated that he had the just taken off and had encountered bad weather, so he decided to discontinue the flight. He further stated that when he returned to land, the weather had deteriorated and the winds were gusting. As he was landing, he said a gust affected the airplane, causing him to balloon and when the airplane came down a second time, the airplane ground-looped, and was damaged. He said that prior to the accident, there had been no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane or any of its systems.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind and his failure to maintain control of the airplane during landing, which resulted in the airplane ground looping.

Full narrative available

Index for Feb2005 | Index of months