NTSB Identification: NYC93LA152.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 11, 1993 in ERWINNA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N777DD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A BUMP DURING THE LANDING ON THE ROUGH GRASS RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE PITCHED DOWN, THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE GROUND, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE PILOT ALSO INDICATED HIS ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED BY A DEER.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL WHICH RESULTED IN A NOSE OVER. A ROUGH UNEVEN RUNWAY, AND THE PILOT'S DIVERTED ATTENTION ARE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.

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