This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Savannah, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: About 19 years before the accident, the pilot held a commercial certificate and an FAA medical certificate. At the time of the accident he had approximately 2,055 hours and was operating the airplane as a Sport Pilot, which did not require him to hold a FAA medical certificate. The pilot’s logbook did not show any flights in the accident airplane.