NTSB Identification: SEA99LA160.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 11, 1999 in TAHOLA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N8995V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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While attempting to land on a recently cleared roadway, the aircraft bounced back into the air. When it touched back down, it veered to the right, and the pilot's directional control inputs were not adequate to keep the right wing from coming in contact with trees that were growing along the side of the landing area.

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

The pilot's inadequate directional control and his failure to maintain clearance from trees along the side of the landing area. Factors include a landing area surrounded by tall trees.

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