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N1879G accident description

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Crash location 42.281945°N, 72.214722°W
Nearest city Ware, MA
42.283425°N, 72.282859°W
3.5 miles away
Tail number N1879G
Accident date 27 Jun 2009
Aircraft type Champion 7GCAA
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that an annual inspection of the airplane had just been completed and that he was flying the airplane from that location to his home airstrip. The wind was on the nose of the airplane and as he approached the runway for a full stop landing, his approach speed was 55 mph. When the airplane was approximately 1 foot above the runway for a three point landing, the airspeed decreased and the nose dropped. The propeller contacted the soft ground and the airplane nosed over, damaging the vertical stabilizer and right wing lift struts. The pilot reported that there was nothing mechanically wrong with the airplane that caused the accident to occur. The pilot did not report the accident to NTSB. An individual attempting to purchase the airplane noted the damage and alerted the Federal Aviation Administration, who in turn notified NTSB on June 10, 2010.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during landing.

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