Thursday, September 7, 2017

Luscombe 8A, N1590K: Accident occurred September 06, 2017 at Baylie Airport (66XS), Westminster, Collin County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N1590K

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA522
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 06, 2017 in Westminster, TX
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N1590K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 landing on a grass runway, a wind gust pushed the airplane off the runway to the left. The right wing impacted a tree and the airplane spun clockwise 180° before coming to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported that the wind was from 360° at 15 to 20 knots, gusting to greater than 20 knots. The airplane landed on runway 31.

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