NTSB Identification: FTW94LA030.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, November 09, 1993 in FREDERICKSBURG, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6776W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS FORCED BY LOW CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES TO LAND IN A PASTURE 8 MILES FROM HIS INTENDED DESTINATION. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER THE AIRPLANE BACK TO THE AIRPORT ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE AIRPLANE CLEARED A FENCE AT THE END OF THE PASTURE, BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO CLEAR THE TOP OF THE 20 TO 25 FOOT TALL TREES SURROUNDING THE PASTURE.

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

THE PILOT'S UTILIZATION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR TAKEOFF.

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