Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 2, 2013, Oceano, Calif., Luscombe 8A

At about 1605 Pacific time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the airplane was circling and maneuvering at a low altitude around the beach area when they observed it ascend abruptly.

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