NTSB Identification: LAX94LA142.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 26, 1994 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: WEBER Q200, registration: N89BW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS BEGINNING A LOCAL VFR FLIGHT IN AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, AFTER REACHING 60 KNOTS, THE AIRPLANE'S TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY BROKE. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

THE TOTAL FAILURE OF THE TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY. THE ROUGH/UNEVEN TERRAIN WAS A FACTOR IN THIS ACCIDENT.

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