NTSB Identification: NYC93LA160.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1993 in MONETA, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/1994
Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC, registration: N4306C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT LANDED ON RUNWAY 5 AND LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRPLANE OVERRAN THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK TREES. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AFTER THE MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN, THE AIRPLANE IMMEDIATELY SWERVED RIGHT. HE WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN ADEQUATE SPEED TO ABORT THE LANDING. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

THE PILOT'S LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AFTER LANDING, RESULTING IN A DEPARTURE FROM THE RUNWAY AND A COLLISION WITH TREES.

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