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Luscombe 8, N4581M: Accident occurred October 09, 2021 at Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV), Frederick County, Virginia




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; Herndon, Virginia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 


Location: Winchester, Virginia
Accident Number: ERA22LA012
Date and Time: October 9, 2021, 14:22 Local 
Registration: N4581M
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe 
Registration: N4581M
Model/Series: 8A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KOKV,727 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Winchester, VA
Destination: Winchester, VA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.143528,-78.144444 (est)

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