NTSB Identification: SEA94LA046.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 02, 1994 in MANILA, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: AERONCA 7BCM, registration: N4244A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF FROM AN 800 FOOT LONG OPEN FIELD WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A GUSTING QUARTERING TAILWIND. THE AIRCRAFT LOST AIRSPEED, AND ITS RATE OF CLIMB DECREASED JUST AFTER LIFT OFF. THIS RESULTED IN THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTING A TREE THAT WAS JUST OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE FIELD.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE. FACTORS INCLUDE A TAILWIND, GUSTS, AND A TREE JUST OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE FIELD USED FOR TAKEOFF.

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