ASF Accident Details
NTSB Number: MIA08CA145
Aircraft and Flight Information
Make/Model AERONCA / 7AC
Tail Number N3624E
Airport N/A
Light Conditions Day
Basic WX Conditions VMC
Phase of Flight Maneuvering
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Narrative Type: NTSB FINAL NARRATIVE (6120.4)
The pilot reported that he had been giving airplane rides all day. He flew around mountain ridges and would swoop down over a cornfield. Regarding the accident flight, he stated, "I guess I just wasn't paying attention and hit the trees." The pilot was asked if the airplane had experienced any problems. The pilot stated no, the airplane was running fine, and he "just messed up and didn't realize how close I was to the trees, I was looking at the cornfield, you know, lining up with it and just didn't see the trees, I had flown that same route all day and guess I just got sloppy."
Narrative Type: NTSB PRELIMINARY NARRATIVE (6120.19)
According to the pilot of the Aeronca 7AC, he had been giving airplane rides all day. He flew around mountain ridges and would swoop down over a cornfield. Regarding the accident flight, he stated, "I guess I just wasn't paying attention and hit the trees." The pilot was asked if the airplane had experienced any problems. The pilot stated no, the airplane was running fine, and he "just messed up and didn't realize how close I was to the trees, I was looking at the cornfield, you know, lining up with it and just didn't see the trees, I had flown that same route all day and guess I just got sloppy."
Narrative Type: NTSB PROBABLE CAUSE NARRATIVE
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from trees while maneuvering. Contributing to the accident was the low altitude maneuvers.