NTSB Identification: WPR13CA401
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 2013 in Cascade, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/2013
Aircraft: SCHEEL STANLEY K KITFOX-SERIES 7, registration: N7075Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during a  landing at a remote dirt airstrip,  while on short final, the airplane encountered a downdraft which resulted in a  touchdown short of the runway. After impact the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage frame, the rudder, vertical stabilizer, and the engine mounts. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



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

The pilot's failure to maintain a proper glide path, which resulted in a touchdown short of the  runway.

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