NTSB Identification: BFO93FA128.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 18, 1993 in DANBURY, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1994
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65, registration: N34009
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS GOING TO REMAIN IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR THE FLIGHT. HE WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 26, AND TO REPORT WHEN HE WAS ON THE DOWNWIND LEG. NO TRANSMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED FROM THE PILOT AFTER TAKEOFF. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN BELOW THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WHERE AN AIRPLANE MIGHT TURN FROM THE CROSSWIND LEG TO THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE PATTERN. AN AIRPLANE ALTITUDE AT THAT LOCATION IS ABOUT 400 FT ABOVE THE TERRAIN. THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT INDICATED THAT THE DRUGS FLUOXETINE AND NORFLUOXETINE WERE DETECTED IN THE PILOT'S SYSTEM. THE PILOT'S PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORDS SHOWED THAT THE PILOT WAS PRESCRIBED THE DRUG PROZAC FOR TREATMENT OF MILD DEPRESSION.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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