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N8872 accident description

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Crash location 44.060000°N, 69.086111°W
Nearest city Rockland, ME
44.103691°N, 69.108929°W
3.2 miles away
Tail number N8872
Accident date 23 Jul 2011
Aircraft type Dehavilland Tiger Moth Dh 82A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that he was landing at the conclusion of a local flight. As the airplane passed over the runways threshold the airplane's main landing gear contacted high grass. The airplane nosed over and impacted the runway inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and both left and right top wings. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane, and that the accident could have been prevented by conducting a higher approach to landing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain a proper approach path during landing.

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