NTSB Identification: MIA97LA235.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 16, 1997 in VILLA RICA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-20, registration: N5713Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that while landing on his own runway, he drifted off the left side of the mowed runway surface and as a result, the left wing collided with trees that borders the runway.

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

Inadequate runway maintenance by the pilot for allowing trees to be in close proximity of the runway and failure to maintain clearance from the trees.

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