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N7961F accident description

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Crash location 48.191111°N, 96.710833°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Warren, MN
43.970241°N, 91.777373°W
375.3 miles away
Tail number N7961F
Accident date 23 Dec 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 150
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The non-certificated pilot reported that he was taxiing to test the brakes, the airplane slid to the right, impacted a snowbank and nosed over. He added that "this was not a flight, takeoff or landing. Simply went off [the] runway during a taxi test of [the] brakes."

However, in a statement provided by the Sheriff's office to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot stated that he was low on fuel and after he landed, he hit a snowdrift and nosed over.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The noncertificated pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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