NTSB Identification: NYC96LA132.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 26, 1996 in EDINBORO, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 140A, registration: N3788V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot was on his first flight to this private airstip. During touchdown, the airplane landed hard and nosed over. According to the pilot, he 'spent about one-half hour locating the field . . . made a low pass to inspect runway, then flew pattern to land. I had been advised runway was uphill to the east, so landed with slight quartering tailwind. I was high on approach, so I side-slipped to lose altitude. When I kicked the airplane out of the slip. I had insufficient airspeed to totally arrest descent, and landed very hard and flipped over.' The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction.

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

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent nose over. The tailwind was a related factor.

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