Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2000 Issue

Sept. 14, Tacoma, Wash. / Luscombe 8A

At 17:53 Pacific time, a Luscombe 8A suffered a collapsed landing gear at Tacoma Narrows Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot was landing on runway 17 after hearing an ATIS broadcast that indicated winds from 240 degrees at 17 knots, with higher gusts. He made a successful wheel landing, but as he was lowering the tailwheel a gust induced the airplane to turn to the left. The right main gear then collapsed and the right wing struck the runway....

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