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DAKOTA TERRITORY AIR MUSEUM: http://registry.faa.gov/N1750K
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Cincinnati FSDO-05
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Wilmington, OH
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N1750K
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 pilot reported that after the initial touchdown, the tailwheel equipped airplane bounced and "floated" as "he held the stick back". The airplane touched down again and began to porpoise, while "he continued to hold the stick back". He further reported that the airplane veered to the left and he attempted to correct with rudder inputs. Subsequently, the airplane exited the left side of the runway, encountered a grassy incline, and became airborne. He reported that he applied full throttle but the airplane did not gain altitude, he then saw trees ahead and elected to land the airplane. As the airplane contacted the ground it rolled forward, coming to rest in a nose down attitude.
The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.