Friday, December 06, 2019

Luscombe 8A Silvaire, N45606: Accident occurred December 04, 2019 at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Baldwin City, KS

Accident Number: CEN20LA029
Date & Time: 12/04/2019, 1657 CST
Registration: N45606
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On December 4, 2019, at 1657 central standard time, a Luscombe 8A, N45606, veered off runway 16 (3,030 feet by 80 feet, dry turf) during takeoff, nosed over, and impacted terrain at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Kansas. The private pilot and flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from K64 at 1605.

The pilot stated that when the airplane was about 600 feet down runway 16 during takeoff roll, it crossed over the runway centerline towards the right. He applied left rudder control input, but the airplane continued to the right. The airplane then went off the runway and into a soft and muddy farm field where it nosed over.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N45606
Model/Series: 8A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LWC, 833 ft msl
Observation Time: 1652 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Destination: Baldwin City, KS (K64) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.836111, -95.181944 (est)

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