NTSB Identification: LAX01LA269.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 04, 2001 in Fort Bragg, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/2004
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A, registration: N28882
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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The pilot inadvertently stalled the airplane while in a right turn for a precautionary landing. The destination airport became fogged in and the airplane was running low on fuel, so the pilot elected to make a precautionary landing to a ranch road. During the landing the pilot said he "allowed the airspeed to get too slow," resulting in a stall.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while making a precautionary landing resulting in an inadvertent stall. Full narrative available
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