CHI02LA204
CHI02LA204

On July 17, 2002, about 1030 central daylight time, a Luscombe 8F, N840B, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during landing on runway 20 (4,221 feet by 75 feet, concrete), at the Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, Missouri. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot was not injured. The local flight originated about 1015.

In a written statement, the pilot stated that during the landing roll he, "heard a double clunking sound [and] felt my upper body go forward [and] the tail wheel lifted." He said that the airplane skidded nose down before ultimately nosing over. The pilot reported that the brake clip that holds the brake disk in place, "came off and lodged in the wheel causing an abrupt [and] harsh drag on [the] right wheel." The pilot listed having 482 hours of experience is the same make and model airplane as the accident airplane.

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