NTSB Identification: CHI06CA259.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 10, 2006 in Dodgeville, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2006
Aircraft: Luscombe 8E, registration: N2020B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The tailwheel airplane sustained substantial damage during a precautionary landing when its landing gear encountered a ditch. The pilot stated, "After a successful off airport landing I taxied to clear road for auto traffic (none around at the time). The road to [alfalfa] field transition looked smooth, but the gear dropped into an unnoticed low shoulder I tried to pull back but left gear collapsed and airplane nosed over." The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane in reference to the flight.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot encountering unsuitable terrain during the precautionary landing. A factor was the ditch the pilot encountered. Full narrative available
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