NTSB Identification: CHI94LA216.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 01, 1994 in SHIOCTON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N7472X
Injuries: 3 Serious,1 Minor.

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THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF ON RUNWAY 36 (2,240' X 100') BUT WAS UNABLE TO GET AIRBORNE. HE THEN ELECTED TO TAKE OFF ON RUNWAY 27 (1,350' X 90', GRASS). THE PILOT REPORTED LOCAL WINDS FROM THE WEST AT 23 KNOTS. THE AIRPLANE STALLED INTO A WOODED AREA JUST WEST OF THE AIRSTRIP AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE AIRPLANE WAS LOADED WITH FOUR OCCUPANTS AND 1/2 FULL FUEL TANKS WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain Vso during takeoff. Factors related to the accident was the disregard for performance data and trees.

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