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N93FD accident description

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Crash location 38.367778°N, 80.561667°W
Nearest city Cowen, WV
38.409553°N, 80.557866°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N93FD
Accident date 06 Sep 2007
Aircraft type Furey Kitfox IV
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that while at a cruising altitude of about 1,000 feet above ground, a large bird impacted the airplane's wooden propeller, causing it to separate. At the time the airplane was flying at about 110 mph. The pilot made a force landing in a field with power lines and fences. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted a fence. The airplane then traveled down an embankment and flipped over before coming to a stop. The pilot stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The in-flight collision with a bird resulting in separation of the propeller.

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