NTSB Identification: NYC93LA130.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 20, 1993 in BEACH CITY, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/1994
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71155
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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THE AIRPLANE WAS ON APPROACH TO AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND SHORT OF RUNWAY 28. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, ' . . . FLEW PATTERN NORMALLY ON DOWNWIND AND BASE. ON FINAL SAW (A PITTS SPECIAL AIRPLANE) DOING AEROBATICS BY THE RUNWAY. LOST SIGHT OF PLANE, MADE TURNS TO FIND HIM. WHEN I WAS 20 TO 30 FEET ABOVE GROUND, I SAW HIM 200 FEET AWAY GOING STRAIGHT DOWN. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING WHEN HE WENT BELOW MY LINE OF SIGHT. DURING DISTRACTION, I STALLED THE PLANE. TOO LOW TO RECOVER.' THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AEROBATIC AIRPLANE WAS ISSUED A WAIVER TO CONDUCT FLIGHT IN THE AREA.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED AND HIS DIVERTED ATTENTION WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL AND INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH THE GROUND.

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