Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Luscombe 8A Master, N2861K: Accident occurred August 21, 2017 at Perryville Regional Airport (KPCD), Perry County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA498
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 21, 2017 in Perryville, MO
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N2861K
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff, he lost directional control. He added that the airplane veered to the left "abruptly", exited the runway, and struck a vertical approach slope indicator (VASI) light. The right main landing gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report.

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