NTSB Identification: FTW96LA163.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 07, 1996 in MIDLOTHAIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/1996
Aircraft: Piper J3C-65, registration: N7440H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he had made a pass over the taxiway to drop Easter candy to children. During a second pass to drop the remaining candy, the airplane's landing gear struck the east-west power line wires located north of the taxiway. The airplane came to rest on its nose on the taxiway.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance.

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