Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Greeley/Weld County Airport

Greeley, Colorado 80631
Friday, October 3, 2008 11:00 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot, he was performing a touch-and-go landing to runway 34 in partial completion of a flight review. During the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies or failures with the airplane or its systems prior to the accident. The flight instructor took no action during the ground loop.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll resulting in a ground loop. Contributing to the accident was the lack of remedial action from the flight instructor.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/3/2008 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1100 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityGreeley 
Event StateCOLORADO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site80631 
Event Date Year2008 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude402614N 
Event Location Longitude1043759W 
Event Location AirportGreeley/Weld County Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDGXY 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation4697 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1115 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)360 
Weather Observation Facility IDKGXY 
Elevation of weather observation facility4697 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)19 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)90 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.96 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)24566 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA ANM ROC  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 22 2009 8:47AM 
User who most recently changed recordgrol 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN25342 
NTSB NumberCEN09CA001 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameLuscombe 
Aircraft Model8A 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number1218 
Certified Max Gross Weight1296 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionSep 12 2008 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours5342.2 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameEugene Horsman 
Aircraft Owner Street Address210 Lookout View Court 
Aircraft Owner CityGolden 
Aircraft Owner StateCO 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode80401 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
Operator NameEugene Horsman 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address210 Lookout View Court 
Operator CityGolden 
Operator StateCO 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code80401 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeEIK  
Departure CityErie 
Departure StateCO 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time945 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport CodeEIK  
Destination CityErie 
Destination StateCO 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 21 2008 11:41AM 
User who most recently changed recordkaij 
Since inspection or accidentLast Inspection 
Event Location Runway Number and Location34 
Runway Length10000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--