NTSB Identification: OAK76AP052
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N2718K

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1582   76/5/3    WATSONVILLE,CA      LUSCOMBE 8A         CR-  2  0  0  INSTRUCTIONAL             PRIVATE, AGE 17, 155
        TIME - 1940                    N2718K              PX-  0  0  0  CHECK                     TOTAL HOURS, 112 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WATSONVILLE MUNI.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WATSONVILLE,CA              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           STALL: SPIN                                              IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: SPARK PLUG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CARBON DEPOSITS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        REMARKS- PLT BEING CHECKED OUT IN UNFAMILIAR ACFT.ON L MAG,1 PLUG INOP.ATTMPTD TO RET TO RWY.

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