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N820RC accident description

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Crash location 33.197222°N, 104.373056°W
Nearest city Dexter, NM
33.197328°N, 104.373020°W
0.0 miles away
Tail number N820RC
Accident date 04 Jun 2011
Aircraft type Kamtz Russell H RV-6A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While on final approach, during a night landing, the pilot established that his altitude was low so he pulled the nose of the airplane up. The tail of the airplane struck a fence and the airplane impacted terrain short of the runway, coming to rest inverted. The empennage, the right aileron, and the outboard portion of the right wing separated from the airplane. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures prior to the accident. The pilot added that he was landing at a private airport which was "poorly lit."

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a fence while landing at night.

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