NTSB Identification: NYC96LA144.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1996 in PLEASANT VALLEY, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/10/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 172A, registration: N7371T
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 became lost and flew beyond the intended destination. He noticed the airplane was low on fuel, so he decided to make a precautionary landing in a field. During the landing roll, the airplane struck a tree.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain obstacle clearance from trees during a precautionary landing. His becoming lost was a related factor.

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