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N3761Z accident description

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Crash location 45.865000°N, 116.805000°W
Nearest city Hell'S Canyon, OR
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Tail number N3761Z
Accident date 14 Jun 2009
Aircraft type Piper PA-18-150
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that while on final approach to the runway, he turned slightly to the right to better align the airplane with the runway. As the airplane crossed the approach end of the runway, the right wing struck a small tree. Subsequently the airplane yawed to the right and impacted the ground resulting in structural damage to the left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the engine or airplane flight control system prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from trees.

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