NTSB Identification: NYC95LA133.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 18, 1995 in YELLOW SPRINGS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N7239H
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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THE PILOT MADE A FLYBY ON A NON-DESIGNATED RUNWAY USED BY ULTRALIGHTS, REVERSED COURSE AND MADE A SECOND PASS. PULLING UP FROM THE SECOND PASS, THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED A 110 FOOT TALL TOWER ABOUT 20 FEET BELOW THE TOP OF THE TOWER. THE AIRPLANE THEN ENTERED A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN AND STRUCK TREES.

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

inadequate visual lookout by the pilot which resulted in the airplane striking the tower.

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