NTSB Identification: FTW95LA204.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 16, 1995 in BAYTOWN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N75256
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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DURING A DAY VFR APPROACH THE PILOT NOTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS 'LOSING ALTITUDE AND APPROACHING A GROVE OF TREES.' HE REPORTED THAT HE APPLIED FULL POWER AND PULLED THE NOSE UP IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID THE TREES. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TREES, ROTATED COUNTER CLOACKWISE, AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER GLIDEPATH DURING LANDING.

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