NTSB Identification: FTW96LA313.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1996 in CORSICANA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1996
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A, registration: N71973
Injuries: 1 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 stated that upon return from a local area flight, he 'was attempting to back the aircraft up by flying into a steady south wind, just above the stall.' As he flew the airplane low and slow over the runway, the winds suddenly stopped. The pilot stated that the trees surrounding the airstrip may have blocked the wind, resulting in a loss of control.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed. A factor was the high wind.

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