NTSB Identification: NYC99LA224.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 12, 1999 in FALMOUTH, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2001
Aircraft: North American T6-G, registration: N7767C
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

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While on approach for landing to the pilot's 2,200 foot private grass airstrip, the airplane's landing gear struck the tops of about 50-foot tall trees. The airplane's right wing dropped, and the airplane impacted the ground. The passenger seated in the rear seat stated he 'could not see anything;' however, he said the approach seemed normal, and the engine sound was constant. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any pre-impact malfunctions of the airframe or engine.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of altitude/clearance on approach which resulted in an in-flight collision with trees.

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