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N7BR accident description

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Crash location 31.880278°N, 106.703056°W
Nearest city Santa Teresa, NM
31.855938°N, 106.639158°W
4.1 miles away
Tail number N7BR
Accident date 18 Aug 2013
Aircraft type Globe GC-1B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While on final approach, the pilot had the airplane lined up with the runway's extended centerline. The pilot reported that the approach was uneventful until the airplane encountered a dust devil which resulted in the airplane turning 90 degrees to the left. He attempted to turn the airplane back towards the runway but was unsuccessful. The airplane descended and impacted terrain short of the runway. A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control during the final approach due to an inadvertent encounter with a dust devil

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