Friday, December 11, 2020

Luscombe 8A, N2238K: Accident occurred December 10, 2020 at Wolfe Air Park (3T2), Manvel, Brazoria County, Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

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

Location: Manvel, TX 
Accident Number: CEN21LA085
Date & Time: December 10, 2020, 12:30 Local 
Registration: N2238K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe 
Registration: N2238K
Model/Series: 8A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLVJ,44 ft msl 
Observation Time: 00:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 29.4875,-95.314722 

MANVEL, Texas (KTRK) -- A pilot is being treated for injuries after a single-engine plane crashed while coming in for a landing at a small airport in Manvel on Thursday.

Texas DPS posted an image of the aircraft upside-down on a field near Oil Field Road.

According to the FAA, the Luscombe 8A struck a power line and crashed while landing at Wolfe Air Park at about 2 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety are investigating the incident.

The pilot's condition was not immediately disclosed by authorities.


  1. Dimensions: 2910 x 80 ft. turf, in good condition
    RUNWAY 2 - 40 ft. trees, 290 ft. from runway, 40 ft. right of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear 15 ft.
    RUNWAY 20 - road, 50 ft. from runway, 125 ft. left of centerline, 3:1 slope to clear
    Additional Remarks

  2. He went down about 4000ft northeast of Wolfe Airpark.
    In a field that has an underground pipeline that looks/appears like a
    landing strip but is not.
    Heard he had just departed from Wolfe, to the south.


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