NTSB Identification: IAD73AI017
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N778W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1097   73/6/1  NR.GRAFTON,W VA       LUSCOMBE 8A         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 28, 57 TOTAL
        TIME - 1845                    N778W               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 23 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KNOTTESVILLE,W VA           LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: LOW PASS
           STALL                                                    IN FLIGHT: LOW PASS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNWARRANTED LOW FLYING
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        REMARKS- OBS FLYING LOW OVER HOME. ENG SPUTTERED MOMENTARILY. CRASHED IN DRIVEWAY. PRIMER FOUND UNLOCKED.

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