NTSB Identification: NYC98LA192.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1998 in WATERTOWN, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N72929
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The pilot was demonstrating a stall to the passenger. During the recovery, the airplane continued to descend with full power applied, and the main landing gear struck a rock wall. The airplane flipped over and came to rest in a corn field. The pilot reported he had not compensated for the additional weight of the passenger when he performed the stall.

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

Was the pilot's misjudged altitude of the airplane prior to performing a stall, and which resulted in the main landing gear contacting a rock wall.

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