NTSB Identification: FTW00LA221.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 27, 2000 in KINGFISHER, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A, registration: N71620
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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Visual meteorological conditions existed with thunderstorms and rain showers moving toward the airport. During the final approach approximately 200 feet from the runway, the airplane encountered a downdraft. The pilot applied full power; however, it did not keep the airplane from descending to the terrain. The airplane impacted the ground in a level attitude.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. A factor was the downdraft weather condition.

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