NTSB Identification: CEN13LA127
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 02, 2013 in Elkhart, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/2014
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N707HL
Injuries: 2 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 was landing the airplane when it touched down on the left main landing gear and bounced. The pilot attempted to recover from the bounce by reducing pitch so that the main landing gear wheels would touch down onto the runway surface, but he inadvertently applied too much pitch control input and also applied left rudder control input. The airplane then veered left off the runway and nosed-over when it impacted an area of plowed snow. The pilot reported no malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.

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