NTSB Identification: CHI94LA199.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1994 in CLEAR LAKE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83019
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PRIVATE PILOT REPORTED HE LANDED A LITTLE LONG AND A LITTLE FAST. THE PILOT STATED DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRPLANE HIT A BUMP IN THE GRASS RUNWAY, CAUSING HIM TO INADVERTENTLY APPLY EXCESSIVE PRESSURE TO THE LEFT BRAKE. THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the private pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Related factors are the rough/uneven terrain, and excessive brake application.

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