NTSB Identification: NYC00LA143.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 26, 2000 in PITTSFIELD, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/2001
Aircraft: de Havilland DH-82A, registration: N8872
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane touched down normally in a grass area parallel to a closed asphalt runway. During the rollout, the airplane proceeded over a 'soft spot,' nosed over, and came to rest inverted.

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

The pilot's improper use of unsuitable terrain for landing. A factor in the accident was the soft terrain.

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