NTSB Identification: SEA94LA177.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 10, 1994 in COLVILLE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1995
Aircraft: DAY TEENY II, registration: N526AD
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS OVER THE HOUSE OF A FRIEND, THE PILOT TURNED TOWARD RISING TERRAIN. AS HE TRIED TO OUTCLIMB THE TERRAIN, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE SUFFICIENT TO CLEAR TERRAIN. THE DOWNDRAFT WAS A FACTOR.

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